Neuroscientists have recently developed ways to detect consciousness in patients with severe brain injury who show little or no outward sign of consciousness. These new methods raise a host of questions for scientists, philosophers, lawyers, ethicists and medical practitioners.
Join us for the workshop “Finding Consciousness” to discuss these interdisciplinary issues.
The workshop is free and open to the public. However, space is limited and registration is required. For registration and a full schedule, visit the conference website.
Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD · Timothy Bayne, PhD · James Bernat, MD · Nita Farahany, JD, PhD · Jack Gallant, PhD · Valerie Gray Hardcastle, PhD · Jennifer Hawkins, PhD · Adrian Owen, PhD · Richard Payne, MD · Nicholas Schiff, MD · Caroline Schnakers, PhD
This conference is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Bioethics at the NIH; Duke Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine; Duke Institute for Brain Sciences; Kenan Institute for Ethics; Duke Department of Philosophy; and Oak Ridge Associated Universities.