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.


The Winter School is fully booked! Registration is closed.


Scientific organizers: John-Dylan Haynes and Thomas Schmidt.

Keynote lecture: Kent Kiehl (University of New Mexico) will discuss the ethical issues involved with neuroprediction (Live stream available)

You are welcome to join the keynote which will be live-streamed on the Bernstein Network's Vimeo channel.


The program can be found here.

The booklet is available here.

Please note that this Winter School is designed for an audience in Berlin and thus all times refer to Central European Time (UTC+1)


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.


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

Venue: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Winter School will be held online.

Certificates of Attendance: Certificates of attendance will be issued upon request for those who attend at least 4/5 days.

Certificates of Credit: External students can receive 3 ECTS for their participation in the Winter School if they (1) attend 4/5 days, (2) take part in the Group Work session, and (3) submit an essay. If you would like to receive credit, please indicate that on the registration form.

Organisation: Dirk Mende and Lisa Velenosi

Contact: graduateprograms AT


Registration: The Winter School is fully booked and registration has closed.



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.


We are proud to receive support from FENS and IBRO-PERC which enables us to continue to offer our Winter School "Ethics of Neuroscience and AI" free of charge to an international audience each year.

Location: Virtual event

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