The European project NERRI (Neuroenhancement Responsible Research and Innovation) of the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF) has just published its newsletter with a journalistic essay of SuperMI. This event has been the first Spanish public debate about neuroenhancement and has been held at the National Science and Technology Museum (MUNCYT) in A Coruña.
This new line of research focuses on finding treatments and applications coming to improve human mental abilities, but it is not aimed just to treat a disease, but also to improve cognitive abilities of healthy people.
At SuperMI, attendees have been informed with the presentations by Casto Rivadulla, Stephen Dunne and Carmen Casado, along with Consuelo Bautista as moderator, and they were able to give their opinion about neuroenhancement by voting on several questions in real time.
In the essay’s newsletter Are Spanish people willing to consume Neuro-Enhancers? are more details regarding the debate, and a general view of the SuperMI public´s answers. Do you want to know which these results are? Subscribe to NERRI´s newsletter!
SuperMI was organized by the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF), the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT) and MUNCYT, in collaboration with the Science House´s Friends Association. The event, part of the European project NERRI which lasts 3 years (2013-15) and was funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme, intends to apply the concept of RRI “responsible research and innovation” to the field of neuroenhancement.