Welcome to the NEW 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, pioneered by many women scholars. This is reflected in the name, an opportunity for a guard of NEW (Neuro Ethics Women) Leaders.
NEW Leaders aims to continue to 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 seeking careers in neuroethics will have to be creative not only in their scholarship, but also need to be prepared to 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.
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 Director of the Neuroethics Program at Emory University.