Ethics and Law Activities

The Program is committed to promoting high standards for the practice of science and engineering, and monitoring and enhancing assessment of emerging ethical and legal issues related to science and technology through a variety of projects, activities and publications.







  • The Anxious Brain: The Neuroscience of Phobias: October 18, 2016
  • Closing the Language Skills Gap Among Children: It's Never Too Soon to Start: September 28, 2016
  • Growing Older, Cognition, and What Science Has to Offer: June 15, 2016
  • The Science and Policy of Marijuana: March 30, 2016
  • Creativity, Genius and the Brain: October 27, 2016
  • Mental Illness Across the Ages: From Children, to Adolescents, to Middle Aged and the Elderly: September 30, 2015
  • From Birth to Two: Prepping for Life: June 18, 2015
  • Tangled up in Blue: The Complexity of Chronic Pain: March 18, 2015
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't. Is Anything Really as it Seems? The Science of Illusion: October 28, 2014
  • Stressing About Stress: What Our Minds and Bodies are Going Through and Ways to Cope: September 18, 2014
  • Evidence for New Medical Products: Implications for Patients and Health Policy: June 13, 2014
  • Educating Scientists in Research Ethics for the 21st Century: June 8-11, 2014
  • Smells Delicious and Good to Eat: How Your Brain Distinguishes Tastes and Aromas: May 6, 2014
  • Wake Up, I'm Speaking: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreaming: March 11, 2014
  • Workshop on Responsible Professional Practices in a Changing Research Environment: February 13, 2014

Professional Ethics Report

Professional Ethics Report (PER), which first published in 1988, reports on news, events, programs, activities, and resources related to professional ethics issues, with a particular focus on those professions whose members are engaged in scientific research and its applications.