Neuro Technology

Neurotechnology & Freedom

Neurotechnology & Freedom The Industrial Revolution, the rise of science and the technological inventions of the twentieth century allowed humanity to move freely and quickly around the planet and even to explore space. Computer technology led us to globalization, and then divided us again. Every new technology gradually changes our lifestyles, affects our preferences, habits, and even life values. Another driving force that transforms our everyday life is neuroscience. On the one hand, the achievements of cognitive sciences and advanced computer technologies allow us to expand the capabilities of people with disabilities, they help in the study and treatment of rare diseases, on the other — they can influence a person's choice, decision-making. Together with experts, researchers and artists, we will try to understand these issues and discuss the problem areas that arise as a result of the movement of humanity in the wake of technological progress. We'd like to discuss: How will the new neurotechnologies affect the public sphere, culture, politics and economy? How legal and ethical issues are governed in neuroscience? Should we develop new rules for users, developers and companies engaged in neurotechnology, to ensure that people have their basic rights and freedoms?



Searching for ‘free will’ in the human brain

Patrick Haggard Professor FBA Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London Vice-Dean (International), UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

The Art of Brain-Computer Interfacing — Science ‘n’ Fiction

Gabriel Curio Prof. Dr., Head, Neurophysics Group, Head, Clinical Electroencephalography, Dept. of Neurology Campus Benjamin Franklin Charité – Universitaetsmedizin Berlin

Mind states, Brain stimulation, Creativity and Art

Risto Ilmoniemi Professor of Applied Physics and Head of the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland

Projects at the interface of art, science and education on bringing neuroscience research out of the lab, into real-world environments

Suzanne Dikker PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NYU Max Planck Center for Language, Music, and Emotion

A brief introduction to the event: Does neuroscience limit our freedom?

Vasily Klucharev Director of Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE University, PhD in Biology

Neurointerfaces and Choice-Making in Artistic Practice

Ksenia Fedorova PhD, media art theorist, Leiden University

Vadim Nikulin PhD, Principal Investigator, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig), visiting professor, HSE (Moscow)

Mikhail Lebedev Prof. Mikhail Lebedev, Scientific Adviser of the Center for Bioelectrical Interfaces, National Research University Higher School of Economics., Russia and Skoltech Center for Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation, Russia

Can neuroscience measure free will?

Danil Razeev Professor of Philosophy, Saint Petersburg University, an expert of the Russian Science Foundation

Ippolit Markelov artist, researcher, PhD in Biology, ITMO, "18 Apples"

Maria Nazarova MD, PhD Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Centre for Cognition & Decision Making, HSE University & Centre for Brain Research and Neurotechnologies, FMBA Russia.

Pia Tikka Professor, researcher at the MEDIT Centre of ExcellenceTallinn University, Estonia, University of Lapland, Finland, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; professional filmmaker

How do neurotechnologies affect human rights and freedom?