Student CFP: Neuro-Interventions and the Law Conference at GSU

Neuro-Interventions and the Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity

September 12-14, 2014

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Hosted by Georgia State University and the Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium

Keynotes: Nita Farahany (Duke University), Stephen Morse (University of Pennsylvania)

The primary theme of this conference will focus on ethical and regulatory dilemmas that arise from the use of direct brain interventions.  Some questions that will be addressed include: Can neuro-interventions (pills, procedures, etc.) be used to restore or limit a person’s mental capacities?  Can neuro-interventions be used to enhance a normal person’s mental capacities? Should the criminal justice system use neuro-interventions to alter a person’s mental capacities? If so, how should the use of such neuro-interventions be regulated?

A special student poster session and reception will be held the evening of September 12, 2014.  We invite students to submit an abstract, maximum 750 words, for poster presentation.  In keeping with the interdisciplinary aim of the conference, we invite proposals from students in law, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, policy and other related disciplines.  Please consider submitting an abstract even if you are unsure if your proposal fits within the bounds of the conference themes.  Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to by Friday, June 20, 2014.  Applicants will be notified byJuly 14, 2014 whether their abstract has been accepted.  Please visit for more information on conference themes, headlined speakers and registration.

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