Building on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large, the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) facilitates communication between scientific and religious communities. 




Neuroscience, Brain & Mind Events


  • Toward a Remembrance of Things Past: Solving Alzheimer’s Disease
    23 September 2004
  • Affective Computing: Toward Computers that Recognize and Respond to Human Emotion
    20 May 2004
  • What Neurology Can Tell Us About Human Nature and the Meaning of Art
    18 March 2004
  • Sleepless in Washington: Pharmacological Engineering of Human Needs
    19 September 2002
  • Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
    27 February 2002
  • Flesh & Machines
    31 May 2001


  • Neurosciences and Religion
    February 1998

AAAS Annual Meeting Symposia

  • Advances in Brain-Machine Interfaces: Applications and Implications
    February 2013, Boston, MA
  • Ethics of Neuroscience: Lack of Consciousness and Assessment of Personhood
    February 2006, St. Louis, MO
  • Neuroscience of Ethics: Material Foundations of Moral Agency
    February 2006, St. Louis, MO
  • Primatology and Human Nature: Cooperation and Altruism
    February 2003, Denver, CO
  • Topical Lecture – Does Stress Make You Sick and Believing Make You Well – Dr. Esther M. Sternberg
    February 2000, Washington, DC


  • Our Brains and Us: Neuroethics, Responsibility and the Self
    17-19 April 2005
  • Becoming Human … and Beyond
    November 2001
  • Seminar on Sociality
    January 2001
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