College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Neuroscience, Law, and Society

Public Lecture to be held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow on Monday 7th June at 6pm.

The coming revolution

We are in the middle of a neuroscience revolution that is giving us a vastly improved understanding of how the human brain works.

This research is being driven largely by medical concerns, but it is already beginning to affect the rest of society. Those effects are likely to involve prediction, mindreading, responsibility, consciousness, treatment, and enhancement. This talk promises to give us a fascinating glimpse into the current and future uses of this powerful science.

Neuroscience, Law, and Society - The Coming Revolution

About the Speaker: Hank Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University. He specializes in ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences. He chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research and the steering committee of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics, and directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences. From 2007 to 2010 he was a co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project.

Monday 7 June 2010, 6.00pm

Monday 7 June 2010, 8.00pm

Lecture Theatre 1, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


Attendance is free and open to all but please book a space by email, indicating the title of the lecture.

This talk is organised by Edinburgh Neuroscience (university of Edinburgh), Scottish Imaging Network - A Platform for Scientific Excellence (SINAPSE), SCRIPT (University of Edinburgh), Scotland's Futures Forum, Institute for Advanced Studies (University of Strathclyde)