Neuroethics Police

Neuroethics Police

By Katherine Bassil
It's time for Neuroethics to make some arrests. Katherine Bassil, an upcoming neuroscientist and neuroethics enthusiast, has always tried to advocate for bridging the fields of neuroscience and neuroethics together. The absence of similar enterprises from the community makes it even more difficult for Katherine to achieve her goal. Join Katherine on her mission to show that being a neuroscientist and Neuroethics advocate, is the way for responsible brain innovation.

The Neuroethics Police Podcast brings you interviews with experts in the field, where Neuroethics will question the science.
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David Roef & Antonia Waltermann - "You reduce a person to a brain, you keep them out of the courtroom."
Prof. dr. David Roef & Dr. Antonia Waltermann join host Katherine Bassil in discussion on neurolaw. In the first part of this episode, we discuss the involvement of neuroscience in the courtroom. In the second part, we delve into philosophical concepts such as free-will and neuroscience. Finally, we discuss how neuroscientific findings can be used to reshape current policies, focusing on criminal cases of juveniles. Can Neuroscience be misused in the courtroom? Did Neuroscience Destroy Free Will? Can Neuroscience influence Criminal Policies? Find out more details on episode 7 of the Neuroethics Police podcast!
1:24:58
July 1, 2019
Matthew L. Baum - "We change our behavior knowing it might rain"
Dr. Matthew L. Baum joins Sophie Okolo and host Katherine Bassil in discussion on the neuroethics of biomarkers. Focusing on major concepts discussed in his book "The Neuroethics of Biomarkers", Matthew explains the motive behind it all. From discussing pre-disorders, limitations in current diagnostic manuals and the concept of moral responsibility, this episode highlights the implications of biomarkers in our daily lives. Are you held accountable if you were involved in a car accident, knowing you were at higher risk of having a seizure? Find out more details on episode 6 of the Neuroethics Police podcast!
1:01:49
June 10, 2019
Open discussion - Head transplants and beyond
Neuroscience PhD candidates Clara Snijders, Jackson Boonstra, Megan Sieg and Masters student Ieva Gembutaite joined the Neuroethics Police in an open discussion. In this episode, several ethical and societal implications were discussed concerning  recent neuroscience research, including keeping pig brains "alive", human brain organoids, brain-computer interfaces (or BCI), artificial intelligence (or AI) and last but not least human head transplants. During this open discussion the ethical and societal implications of similar research were raised with more questions asked than answered. What neuroscience research keeps you awake at night?
51:31
May 5, 2019
Dorothee Horstkötter - "My journey led me out of the office and into a prison"
Assistant Professor Dorothee Horstkötter discusses the neuroethics of forensic psychology and psychiatry focusing on her previous experience with juvenile delinquents in the Netherlands. With a background in practical philosophy and applied bioethics, Dr. Dorothee highlights the problematic implications of forensic psychology and psychiatry. She also provides a critical perspective on introducing artificial intelligence in the courtroom. 
45:09
March 29, 2019
Daniël van den Hove - "We should not want to live forever"
Associate Professor Daniël van den Hove discusses the neuroethics of biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease and Depression, accompanied by a short trip into the future.
31:05
February 25, 2019
Introduction - "I took upon myself to raise awareness"
Why Neuroethics "Police"? Who is the host? Learn more about the motive behind this podcast, and what to expect.
10:09
February 3, 2019
Jos Prickaerts - "The train left the station without us"
Professor Jos Prickaerts discusses his relationship with neuroethics including the challenges he encouters as a scientist, and the importance of neuroethics training. 
24:12
January 21, 2019
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