nerriNext Sunday April 26th at 10:30am will take place the workshop “NERRI Project: what is neuro-enhancement?”, organized by Universitat Pompeu Fabra inside NOVUM, the Barcelona Science, Technology and Innovation Festival in the framework of the NERRI European project.

The workshop will consist on a Play Decide, that is an informal debate that uses conversation, ethical challenges and legal limitations to help discover what neuro-enhancement is and up to what extent are we willing to accept it. The dynamic and team-based game advances when questions are asked, opinions shared and new mindsets developed.

Do you think that coffee should be considered a neuro-enhancer?  What would you say if parents could medicate their sons and daughters so that they increased their grades? And what is your opinion about those university students who take amphetamines to improve their academic performance? Would you find justifiable that some professions accepted the use of substances to increase concentration, like soldiers or air-traffic controllers? You will answer to all these questions and many more playing the “Decide Game”.

Besides all of this, your opinion will be taken into account! The NERRI project wants to know what society thinks about neuro-enhancement in order to give recommendations to the European Union in its future regulation process. Therefore, your opinion matters.

This workshop is one of the open dissemination activities organized inside of the new edition of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival in Barcelona, named “Novum”. The great science and technology party, which up until this edition was held in the Ciutadella Park, moves to the Disseny Hub space in Plaça de les Glòries, where all workshops, pop-up spaces and citizen labs will take place.

Workshop: NERRI project: what do you think about neuro-enhancement?”
Date: April 26th, 2015
Time: 10:30 to 12:30h
Where: Carpa Curie, Disseny Hub space (map)

NERRI is a three-year project funded by the European Commission inside the 7th Framework Programme. The project applies the concept of RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) to the field of neuro-enhancement, which investigates technologies, methods and substances that improve human cognitive capacities. Universitat Pompeu Fabra coordinates the activities developed in Spain in the framework of the European project NERRI, with Gema Revuelta as main responsible.

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Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación