Welcome to our New Leaders page (Neuroethics Women Leaders)!
Neuroethics as a field is intellectually diverse including scholars from neuroscience, ethics, philosophy, psychology, law, policy, and many more disciplines. The field explores how neuroscience informs our social value systems (e.g., using brain pathology to determine culpability for crimes) as well as the neuroscientific basis of our value systems (e.g., neuroimaging of humans in moral decision making tasks).
Cultivating neuroethical discourse and thinking is valuable not only for understanding the larger implications of our work as it is related to neuroscience, but also for cultivating a practice of challenging our assumptions—a crucial part of any creative, forward thinking scientist’s or scholar’s tool-kit.
Neuroethics is a fairly young field, largely pioneered by women scholars in neuroscience. This is reflected in the name, an opportunity for a new guard of NEW (Neuro Ethics Women) Leaders.
NEW Leaders aims to continue to foster this trend and cultivate professional networks and skills for women currently in and entering into the field of neuroethics by way of a women in neuroethics network.
While neuroethics is a vibrant, rapidly progressing field, neuroethics is still a burgeoning field. Scholars entering seeking career in neuroethics will have to be creative not only in their scholarship, but also assume very active roles in their professional development and networking abilities. This site aims to act as a living document reflecting the scholarly work and progress in the field of neuroethics by its NEW Leaders and also serves as a resource for professional development and networking.
We hope to have our first official meeting and brain-storming session at the International Neuroethics Society Conference in New Orleans!
New Leaders is also new, founded in July 2012. Please stay tuned as we further develop this site.
For more information or to get involved, please contact Karen Rommelfanger, PhD Assistant Director of the Neuroethics Program at Emory University.