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Neuroethics: re-mapping Field

La X Conferenza internazionale scientifica di  Neuroetica e la V Conferenza della Società italiana di Neuroetica (SiNe) si terranno dal 16 al 18 maggio presso l’Università Vita- Salute San Raffaele di Milano.

Sede: DIBIT 1, Via Olgettina 58, Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano

Comitato  scientifico e organizzativo: Michele Di Francesco –  IUSS Pavia (SINe Presidente), Massimo Reichlin –  Vita-Salute San Raffaele Università, Andrea Lavazza – Centro Universitario Internazionale Arezzo, Michela Balconi –  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore  Milano, Giulia Piredda – IUSS Pavia, Corrado Sinigaglia – Università di Milano, Sarah Songhorian – Vita-Salute San Raffaele Università.

Segreteria organizzativa:  Sarah Songhorian – Vita-Salute San Raffaele Università, Giulia Piredda –  IUSS Pavia.

16 Maggio 2018
Fino al 18 Maggio 2018
X Conferenza internazionale scientifica di Neuroetica e V Conferenza della Società Italiana di Neuroetica
Quota di iscrizione: membri Facoltà 70 euro; altri (giovani ricercatori e non accademici) 35 euro; partecipazione giornaliera: 20 euro

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Milan, May 16th-18th 2018 

Wednesday May 16th 

10:00 Registration
10:30 Opening Remarks

 11:00 – 13:00 Plenary session – Room Newton – Neurolaw
Hank Greely (Stanford University) – 15 Years of Law and Neuroscience: An American View
Giuseppe Sartori (University of Padua) – Neuroscience in Court: Scientific Assessment of Free Will and Related Issues
Chair: Pietro Pietrini (Lucca)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:45 Parallel sessions – Contributed papers
Room 1 – Newton
Margot Zanetti (Rome), Le neuroscienze nella fase di esecuzione della pena: introduzione auspicabile?
Cristina Scarpazza (Padua), Stefano Ferracuti (Rome), Alessio Miolla (Padua) and Giuseppe Sartori (Padua) Il fascino delle neuroimmagini nella valutazione dell’imputabilità: linee guida per evitare la malinterpretazione dei risultati
Maria Felice Pacitto (Cassino), Neuroetica e Mindfulness: la Mindfulness apre nuove prospettive di ricerca nell’ambito dei comportamenti prosociali e della moralità
Chair: Alberto Carrara (Roma)

Room 2 – Bacone
Anna Sierawska (Kiel), Unmet Needs in Children with ADHD – Can Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Fill the Gap?
Frederic Gilbert (Washington), Artificial Intelligence & Brain Implants: What Could Phenomenologically Go Wrong?
Koji Tachibana (Kumamoto), A Neuroethical Concern about the Clinical Application of Recent Neurofeedback Techniques
Chair: Daniela Perani (Milan)

 Room 3 – Koch
Alejandro Rosas (Bogotá), Hot Utilitarianism and Cold Deontology: Response Patterns to a Set of Moral Dilemmas Containing Sacrificial and “Real-World” Utilitarian Items
Frej Klem Thomsen (Roskilde), The Trials and Travails of Cognitive Science Compatible, Retributive Desert-Generating Moral Responsibility
Cara Warmuth (Hannover), Neurodegeneration in the Elderly and the Loss of Rights
Chair: Federico Gustavo Pizzetti (Milan)

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:15 Plenary session – Room Newton – Free Will, Consciousness, and Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Valeria Gazzola (Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience) – The Role of Vicarious Activity in Perception and (Pro)Social Behavior
Patrick Haggard (University College London) – Volition, Agency and Values: Can Cognitive Neuroscience Tell Us Anything Relevant for Ethics?
ChairRoberto Mordacci (Milan)

Thursday May 17th

9:30– 11:30 Plenary session – Room Newton – Cognitive Enhancement
Lorenza S. Colzato (Leiden University) – “Responsible” Cognitive Enhancement: Neuroethical Considerations
Thomas Douglas (University of Oxford) – What’s Wrong with Mandatory Neuroenhancement?
Chair: Andrea Lavazza (Arezzo)

11:30 -12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 –13:00 Parallel sessions – Contributed papers
Room 1 – Newton
Alberto Barbieri (Pavia), What Is It Like to Be a Mental State? Some Considerations on The Creature/State Consciousness Distinction
Alfredo Tomasetta (Pavia), Are there Unconscious Minds?
Chair: Elisabetta Sacchi (Milan)

 Room 2 – Bacone
Marco Viola (Pavia) and Gabriele Ferretti (Firenze), Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Roundtrip
Eugenia Kulakova (London), Sofia Bonicalzi (Munich) and Patrick Haggard (London), Two Modes of Third-Party Judgment: Neural Correlates of Evaluating Responsibility and Intention in Action and Omission Scenarios
Chair: Giulia Piredda (Pavia)

Room 3 – Koch
Cinzia Di Dio (Milan), Federico Manzi (Milan – Neuchâtel), Shoji Itakura (Kyoto), Takayuki Kanda (Kyoto), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Kyoto – Osaka), Davide Massaro (Milan) and Antonella Marchetti (Milan), Being Fair to a Robot: “Shall I Treat It Like Him?”, a Five Years Old Wonders
Chair: Matteo Cerri (Bologna)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:45 Parallel sessions – Contributed papers
Room 1 – Newton
Symposium – New Paradigms and Multimethodology for Social Inter-Actions in Normal and Clinical Domain
Michela Balconi (Milan), Giulia Fronda (Milan), Daniela De Filippis (Milan) and Davide Crivelli (Milan), New Paradigms for Analysis of Emotional Behavior. Co-Registration of Hemodynamic (fNIRS), EEG and Autonomic Emotional Correlates

Laura Angioletti (Milan), Chiara Siri (Milan), Nicoletta Meucci (Milan) and Michela Balconi (Milan), Personality Traits and Cortical Activity Explored by Optical Imaging Affect Gambling Behavior in Parkinson’s Disease
Daniela De Filippis (Milan), Maurizio Bossola (Rome), Laura Angioletti (Milan) and Michela Balconi (Milan), Fatigue and Reward System in Hemodialysis Patients: Integrating New Methods and Perspectives to Assess Chronic Patients

Davide Crivelli (Milan), Giulia Fronda (Milan), Irene Venturella (Milan) and Michela Balconi (Milan), Perspectives in Neuro-Enhancement: Supporting Mindfulness Mental Training with Wearable Devices
Irene Venturella (Milan), Davide Crivelli (Milan), Giulia Fronda (Milan) and Michela Balconi (Milan), Neurocognitive Enhancement: Mindfulness Practices Applied to Management
Chair: Michela Balconi (Milan)

Room 2 – Bacone
Mirko Garasic (Rome – Lucca), In War as in Work, Sky is the Limit…but What are we Enhancing with our Performance Exactly?
Thomas Soebirk Petersen (Roskilde), Should the State Prohibit Healthy People’s Use of Medical Cognitive Enhancers? A Critical Discussion of the Argument from Coercion and the Argument from Individualization
Gardar Arnason (Tübingen), Cognitive Enhancement in Primate Models in the Neurosciences
Chair: Vittorio A. Sironi (Milano)

 Room 3 – Koch
Nada Gligorov (New York), One-Track Enhancement
Marcello Ienca (Zurich), Using Big-Data and Artificial Intelligence in Brain and Mental Health: Promises and Challenges
Cecily Whiteley (London), Free Will, Neuroscience and Mechanistic Explanation: Reassessing the Threat from Unconscious Initiation of Action
Chair: Sarah Songhorian (Milan)

 15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

 16:15 – 17:45 Lectio Magistralis – Room Newton
Direct Brain Stimulation and Agency
Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College)
awarded with the SINe Medal by Mario De Caro (University of Roma Tre – Tufts University)
Chair: Michele Di Francesco (Pavia)

18:00 SINe Meeting
20:30 Social Dinner

Friday – May 18th
9:00 – 11:00 Plenary session – Room Newton – Clinical Applications of Technological Innovations
Ralf J. Jox (University of Munich) – Advances in Brain-Computer Interface Technology and Insights from an Ethical Assessment Study
Alberto Priori (University of Milan) – Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation
Chair: Gianvito Martino (Milan)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Parallel sessions – Contributed papers
Room 1 – Newton
Sara Palumbo (Pisa), Veronica Mariotti (Pisa), Giuseppina Rota (Pisa), Laura Lucchi (Lucca) and Silvia Pellegrini (Pisa), Genetic Profiles of the OXTR Gene Modulate Moral Acceptability in Insurance Brokers
Luca Casartelli (Milan), High Stages of The Motor Hierarchy: Distinct (Motor) Computations and Their Putative Role in Autism
Maria Arioli (Pavia) and Nicola Canessa (Pavia), Understanding Social Interactions: A Neuroimaging Coordinate-Based Meta-Analysis
Chair: Anna Ogliari (Milan)

 Room 2 – Bacone
Daniel Pallarés Domínguez (Castellón), Neuroethics: Which Neurorationality?
Gustavo Cevolani (Lucca) and Luca Cecchetti (Lucca), Abduction, Reverse Inference, and the Neuroscience of Moral Reasoning
Roberto Fumagalli (London – Philadelphia), (F)utility Exposed
Chair: Carlo Martini (Milan)

 Room 3 – Koch
Mara Rocca (Milan), Ermelinda De Meo (Milan) and Massimo Filippi (Milan), Neuroimaging Correlates of Empathy behind Different Dietary Habits
Ermelinda De Meo (Milan), Mara Rocca (Milan), Gianna Riccitelli (Milan), Alessandro Meani (Milan) and Massimo Filippi (Milan), Influence of Dietary Habits and Empathy on Visual Processing of Pictures with Different Emotive-Affective Values
Chair: Marcello Massimini (Milan)

 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Plenary session – Room Newton – Moral Cognition
Elisabetta Sirgiovanni (Sapienza University of Rome, Museum of the History of Medicine) – Self-Control, Emotions, and Responsibility
Luca Surian (University of Trento) – Looking for the Origins of Inequality Aversion and Moral Judgment
Chair: Massimo Reichlin (Milan)

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00 Lectio Magistralis – Room Newton
Human Morality: Features and Bugs
Joshua D. Greene (Harvard University)
awarded with the SINe Medal by Laura Boella (University of Milan)
Chair: Michele Di Francesco (Pavia)

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