Winter School "Ethics of Neuroscience and AI" 2022

The 11th Winter School "Ethics of Neuroscience and AI" is taking place on Feb 28 - March 4, 2022. It is organized by the BCCN Berlin/ICCN, the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, and the Excellence Cluster "Science of Intelligence". 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.

Registration will open in January 2022.


Scientific organizers: John-Dylan Haynes and Thomas Schmidt.

Keynote lecture: tba


On Tuesday, March 1, 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 "Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience and AI" 2022 booklet can be found here later on.


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

Venue: Due to covid 19 pandemic, the Winter School will be held in presence or online. We will decide this before opening the registration.

Certificates: Certificates will be issued for those who attend at least 4/5 days.

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 BCCN Berlin 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 as well as write an essay.


Location: BCCN Berlin, Philippstr. 13 Haus 6

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