UW Neuroethics team members win numerous awards at 2019 International Neuroethics Society meeting

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Tim Brown receives award

The University of Washington Neuroethics Team members earned numerous awards for their scholarship at the October 2019 meeting of the International Neuroethics Society in Chicago, IL.

Graduate student Tim Brown’s submission "'Anger is a Gift:' Moral Enhancement as a Potential Means of Oppression” was selected among accepted abstracts for an oral presentation, and won the James and Elisabeth Ewing Travel Stipend. His poster also received an Outstanding Poster prize—sponsored by Springer Press.

Postdoc Kate MacDuffie, graduate student Erika Versalovic and recent grad Christopher Pham’s submission “Developing a Conceptions of Mind Scale for End-Users of Deep Brain Stimulation” won the Neuroethics Canada Outstanding Abstract Award (with a travel stipend).

Postdoc Ishan Dasgupta’s “Exploring Issues of Agency in End-Users Living with Brain Computer Interfaces” won a prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation (selected by poster judges).

Postdoc Andreas Schönau’s “The Spectrum of Responsibility Ascription for End Users of Neural Technologies” won the Best Poster Award and also an Outstanding Abstract Award (with a James and Elisabeth Ewing Travel Stipend).

The Neuroethics Thrust, led by philosophy professor Sara Goering, is a research group of philosophers working within the UW's Center for Neurotechnology.

Congratulations to the whole group!