fotosupermiSplendid host of the neuro-enhancement citizen debate called “SuperMI” in La Coruña on May the 22nd. In the event, which is part of the European project NERRI (Neuroenhancement Responsible Research and Innovation) of the Science Communication Observatory from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (OCC-UPF), presentations by Casto Rivadulla, Stephen Dunne and Carmen Casado, along with Consuelo Bautista as moderator, made us ask, discuss, and reflect on neuro-enhancement.

After giving mind-blowing examples of these new technological applications and presenting the current situation and its projection for the future, the experts discussed the legal and ethical aspects that arise around such issues.

In the Auditorium of the National Science and Technology Museum (MUNCYT) in La Coruña, attendees were able to give their opinion by voting on several questions in real time, and then discussing results with the experts. People from the audience were willing for more: the format and topic of the session left them positively surprised.

The event was organized by the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF), the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) and Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (MUNCYT) in collaboration with Asociación de Amigos de la Casa de las Ciencias (AACC). It aimed to find out what the needs and expectations of society regarding neuro-enhancement are, as well as its limitations and conditions.

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