Tue, May 21 | The Lab

You, your brain & Neuroethics - "Brains in a dish: Really?"

Katherine will discuss the ethical and societal implications of human brain organoid research, and will attempt to answer some troubling questions of this mind-blowing technology, leaving room for the audience to share their concerns.
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You, your brain & Neuroethics - "Brains in a dish: Really?"

Time & Location

May 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Lab, Ezelmarkt 15, 6211 LJ Maastricht, Netherlands

About the Event

Brains-in-a-dish: Really?

Neuroscience research aiming to understand changes that occur in the human brain due to several brain disorders, has taken steps into Frankenstein-land. Nowadays, neuroscientists are growing brains in a dish to understand the abnormalities that accompany several brain disorders, including schizophrenia, depression, and Alzheimer’s. With such an emerging technology, we are moving one step closer to better treatment and prevention strategies. But a brain-in-a-dish: Really? Whose brain are they growing? Can these brains think and feel? Katherine will discuss the ethical and societal implications of this technology, will attempt to answer some of those questions and leave room for the audience to share their concerns.

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