Program and Posters 2018

Location Note:



Wednesday, June 20


8:15 AM                       Welcome Coffee


8:45 - 9:00 AM           Welcome

                                                   Yves Agid

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France


9:00 - 9:20 AM           The Myth of the Normal Brain

                                                  Yves Agid


9:20 - 10:20 AM         Athenaeum Seminar One

                                      Theory of Mind - Part 1: Philosophical Considerations and Practical Implications

                                                  Chair: Jean Daunizeau

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France




                                                  Discovering Mirror Neurons: From Monkeys to Humans

                                                  Giacomo Rizzolatti

                                                  University of Parma, Italy


                                                  Empathy and the Anterior Cingulate Cortex: Reflections on de Waal, Bloom and the Buddha

                                                  Michael De Wilde

                                                  Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA


                                                  Theory of Mind and the “True Self”

                                                  Sven Nyholm

                                                  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


10:20 - 11:00 AM       Networking

                                                  Coffee and Pâtisserie


11:00 - 11:30 AM        Faculty: Round Table


11:30 - 12:00 PM        Open Forum


12:00 - 1:15 PM          Lunch and Class Photo

1:15 - 2:15 PM            Athenaeum Seminar Two

                                                   Theory of Mind - Part 2:  Philosophical Considerations and Practical Implications



                                                  Jean Daunizeau

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France




                                                  AI-The Problem of Other Minds Writ Large

                                                  John Harris

                                                  University of Manchester, United Kingdom


                                                  On the Adaptive Fitness of the Social Sense: Lessons from Bayesian Decision Theory

                                                  Jean Daunizeau

                                                  ICM, France


                                                  Animal Minds, Animal Ethics

                                                  Abdul Mohammed

                                                  Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden


2:15 - 2:45 PM            Faculty: Round Table


2:45 - 3:15 PM            Open Forum


3:15 - 4:15 PM            Keynote

                                                Title: TBA

                                                  Jean Claude Amisen


4:15 - 6:30 PM           Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception and Jazz Concert

                                                 Music for the Mind

                                                  Jerome Yelnik and his quartet

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France




Thursday, June 21


8:15 AM                        Welcome coffee


8:45 - 9:00 AM           Yves Agid


9:00 - 10:00 AM        Athenaeum Seminar Three

                                                  Philosophy of Mind:  Embedded  Mind, Embodied Cognition and Neuroethics Implications


                                                  Chairs: Karola Kreitmair  and Philipp Kellmeyer,




                                                  Philosophy of Mind and Neuroethics: Points of Contact

                                                  Karola Kreitmair

                                                  Stanford University, USA


                                                  Empathy, Externalism, and Psychiatric disorder

                                                  Joel Krueger

                                                  University of Exeter, United Kingdom


                                                  Neurophilosophical and Ethical Aspects of Virtual Reality Therapy

                                                  in Neurology and Psychiatry

                                                  Philipp Kellmeyer

                                                  University of Freiburg, Germany


                                                  Interventions into (Other) Minds and the Right to Mental Self-Determination

                                                  Reinhard Merkel

                                                  University of Hamburg, Germany


10:00 - 10:30 AM      Faculty: Round Table


10:30 - 11:00 AM       Networking

                                                  Coffee and Pâtisserie


11:00-11:30 AM          Open Forum


11:30 - 12:30 PM         Athenaeum Seminar Four:

                                                  Imaging: New Developments and Legal and Social  Questions


                                                  Chair: TBA




                                                  Alzheimer, Neuroimaging and Ultrasound

                                                  Alexandre Carpentier

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France


                                                  Neuroimaging, Dementia, and the Law

                                                  Ryan Darby

                                                  Harvard Medical School,

                                                  Boston, Massachusetts, USA


                                                  Title: TBA

                                                  Colin Gavaghan

                                                  University of Otago, New Zealand


                                                  Legal and Ethical Implications of the Use of Neuroimaging in Criminal Investigations’.

                                                  Debra Wilson

                                                  University of Canterbury, New Zealand


                                                  Title: TBA

                                                  Reinhard Merkel

                                                  University of Hamburg, Germany


12:30 - 1:30 PM          Lunch


1:30 - 2:00 PM           Faculty: Round Table


2:00 - 2:30 PM          Open Forum


2:30 - 3:30 PM          Athenaeum Seminar Five

                                                Invasive Brain Stimulation and Recording (MER)


                                                  Chair: James Giordano

                                                  Georgetown University, Washington, DC USA




                                                  Expanding Complexity: The Case for Precaution in the Use of Deep Brain Stimulation

                                                  Philipp Kellmeyer

                                                  University of Freiburg, Germany


                                                  Jerome Yelnik

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France


                                                  Ethical Issues in the Use of Optogenetics

                                                  Eric Burguière

                                                  ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, France


                                                  An Ethical Perspective on High-Risk/High Gain Deep Brain Stimulation Studies

                                                  Merlin Bittlinger

                                                  Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin., Germany


3:30 - 4:00 PM           Faculty: Round Table


4:00 - 4:30 PM           Open Forum


4:30 - 6:00 PM           ICM Research Field Trips


                                                  Claire Wyart: Pheno-Zebra Fish: Probing Dynamic Sensory-Motor Integration in Spinal Circuits

                                                  Laurent Cohen and Lionel Naccache: Physiological Investigations of Clinically

                                                  Normal and Impaired Cognition


                                                  Bruno Dubois and Stephane Epelbaum:  Memory Clinic: The Frontal Systems, Functions and Dysfunctions


                                                  Nathalie George: Center for Neuroimaging Research-MEG/EEG:

                                                  Visualizing Brain Activity in Normal or Pathological Conditions


                                                  Stephane Charpier: Excitability and Dynamics of Neuronal Assemblies, including Epilepsy


7:00 - 9:00 PM          (Reception and Q & A with Yves Agid)




Friday, June 22


8:15 AM                      Welcome coffee


8:45 - 9:00 AM          Yves Agid


9:00 - 9:45 AM          Charcot Plenary Lecture

                                                 Consciousness: Past, Present, Future

                                                 Joseph Fins

                                                 Weill Cornell Medical College. USA


9:45-10:00 AM          Open Forum


10:00-10:30 AM        Networking

                                                Coffee and Pâtisserie


10:30-11:15 AM          Athenaeum Seminar Six

                                                  Accessing Consciousness:  Building Bridges


                                                  Chairs: Joseph Fins and Leonel Naccache


                                                  Insights from Philosophy for Cognitive Science

                                                  Karola Kreitmair

                                                  Stanford University,  California, USA


                                                  A Critical Analysis of Fins’ Mosaic Decision-making Model

                                                  Andrew Peterson

                                                  George Mason University, USA


                                                  A Cross-section of the Preserved Mental Life in Patients Thought to Lack Consciousness

                                                  Lorina Naci

                                                  Trinity College, Ireland


11:15-11:45 PM            Faculty Round Table


11:45-12:15 PM          Open Forum


12 :15- 12:45 PM        Charcot Certificates

                                                 Champagne Au Revoir




Neuroethics Network Posters 2018


“What Gives?”           David S. Basser

                                                  Department of Philosophy

                                                  University of Tasmania, Australia


Deflating Some Ethical Worries about Biomarker-based Classifications of Antisocial Individuals Marko Jurjako

                                                  Luca Malatesti

                                                 Department of Philosophy

                                                University of Rijeka, Croatia


                                                 Inti Brazil

                                                 Danders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

                                                Radbout University

                                                Nijmegen, The Netherlands


A Novel Role for Clinical Neuroethics: Assessing Neurotechnology for Patient Impact

                                                Gil Palchik

                                                Program in Medicine & Human Values

                                                California Pacific Medical Center

                                                San Francisco, California, USA


Direct Brain Interventions and Criminal Rehabilitation: On Responsibility, Rights, and Reform

                                                Nyugen Pham

                                                Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA