Winter School "Ethics and Neuroscience" 2021

The 10th Winter School "Ethics and Neuroscience is taking place on March 8-12, 2021. It is organized by the BCCN Berlin/ICCN and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. The event is tailored for MSc and PhD students, but covers a range of topics of potential interest to other researchers, reflecting on the ethical and societal consequences of modern neuroscience.

Theoretical foundations, as well as practical and ethical aspects are addressed. Participants will benefit from a combination of lectures with group work and discussions, where they will put the learned content into practice.

This year we will have a focus on artificial intelligence.

Registration for our Winter School will open in February 2021.


Scientific organisers: John-Dylan Haynes and Thomas Schmidt.

Keynote lecture: "tba"

On Tuesday, March 9, the school offers two parallel tracks: The Philosophical Track focuses on theoretical aspects, metaethics and moral responsibility. The Empirical Track offers theoretical foundations as well as a number of practical ethical aspects in neuroscience, such as deep brain stimulation, brain death, artificial intelligence, and data protection.

The program will be available by the end of 2020.

Download of the booklet Winter School "Ethics and Neuroscience" 2021 will be possible later.

Fees: The Winter School is free of cost but registration is necessary.

Due to covid 19 pandemic the winter school will be online.

Certificates: tba

Organisation: Dirk Mende, and Lisa Velenosi

Contact: graduateprograms AT


Additional information for Master's students of the program Computational Neuroscience

The Winter School coincides with the compulsory module "Ethical Issues and Implications for Society" for second year Master's students. For complete module description see the program structure here. Master's students of the program Computational Neuroscience have to attend the empirical track all the way through.


Location: Virtual format

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