Social issues roundtable organized by AAAS DoSER's Engaging Scientists project for the 2017 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting.
About the symposium
November 12, 2017
Neuroscience research regularly intersects with concepts of human nature, identity, free will, and other philosophical and religious topics. This roundtable will explore paradigms for constructive engagement with diverse (and largely religious) publics. Presenters will examine tensions and domains of confluence between scientific and faith perspectives, the underlying values and assumptions in scientific research, and the role of cross-cultural dialogue on science education, practice and policy.