Neurowissenschaften, Ethik & Recht

CfA: Symposium Memory Enhancement Munich

Hier ein Call for Abstracts für ein Symposium zu Memory Enhancement am Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie in München, 21./22. April., veranstaltet von einer Projektgruppe der European Platform der VW Stiftung, in der ich auch mitarbeite. Ich bitte um Weiterleitung an interessierte KollegInnen.

Memory Enhancement – April 21-22, 2012, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich

Cognitive enhancement has increasingly become a subject of academic and public discussion. The field seems to suffer, however, from a lack of differentiation and specification in the domains and methods of enhancement. This two-day symposium will therefore focus on recent empirical and theoretical progress in the enhancement of learning and memory consolidation. It will cover neurobiological, psychological, philosophical and legal issues of pharmacological, nutritional, behavioural and technological ways of memory enhancement and modification.

We cordially invite you to submit abstracts for oral presentations on both empirical and theoretical research. Please submit abstracts and registration requests by March 20, 2012 via the e-mail address below.


Confirmed speakers:

Barbara Sahakian (Cambridge)

Thomas Metzinger (Mainz)

Gert Lubec (Vienna)

Benno Roozendaal (Groningen)

Oliver Wolf (Bochum)

Carsten Wotjak (Munich)

Kamilla Miskowiak (Copenhagen)

Amir Javadi (Dresden)

Anders Sandberg (Oxford)

Christoph Bublitz (Hamburg)

Carlos Trenado (Washington)

Dimitris Repantis (Berlin)

Simone Kuehn (Berlin)

Lisa Genzel (Edinburgh)

Boris Konrad (Munich)

Steffen Gais (Munich)

Björn Rasch (Zurich)

The workshop is part of the project ‘A Differential View on Neuroenhancement’ funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. Participation is free, however the capacity of the workshop is limited to 40 participants. Priority will therefore be given to those who are actively involved in relevant research and will give a presentation.


Dr. Martin Dresler  //

Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry //Kraepelinstr. 2-10 // 80804 Munich


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