Dr. Jolien Francken
For 2nd or 3rd year honours students only.
A brief introduction to basic neuroscience for students new to this field is covered by the textbook, so prior knowledge is not required.
At the end of the course the student can:
The tremendous progress of neuroscience in the past two decades is re-shaping how we view ourselves. Promises include improved ability to predict and influence people's views and choices, as well as brain modification techniques to treat mental disorders, reduce criminal behavior and improve our ability to think, learn, and remember.
In this honours course we will explore how these scientific developments might impact ourselves and our (future) society. Do we have to eliminate concepts such as blame and accountability from criminal law? Do we want early treatment of children with ‘ADHD-brains’? Are we allowed to scan the brains of defendants to assess whether they lie during interrogation?
By taking different perspectives (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences), we will study and discuss various current ethical, legal and social issues resulting from neuroscientific findings, including enhancement, brain reading, criminal responsibility, personhood, media representations and the commercial use of neuroscience.
Check Datanose for the exact information.
Textbook via amazon.de 27 euro, via bol.com 23 euro.
Film/book to watch/read for essay 1
Registration is possible for students participating in an Honours programme via an online registration form which will be made available on December 1, 10 am till December 5, 11 pm on this website.
Placement will be at random and within two weeks students will hear whether they are placed for a course.
There is NO guarantee for placement if you register after December 5, so make sure you register on time!
For questions about registration please email to: Honoursemail@example.com
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