NeuroethicsSemester Course

DIS Copenhagen, Elective Course, Neuroethics
Major Discipline(s)
Ethics, Neuroscience, Philosophy
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

As neuroscience expands our understanding of neural processes, core concepts in our self-perception such as free will, moral assessments, and personal values are challenged. This opens new fields for concerns and ethical considerations, e.g. using neural basis of decision-making as a marketing tool (neuromarketing), brain privacy, as well as chemical enhancement of neurobiological processes, are all subjects for ethical scrutiny.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Biology, Psychology


Elise Schiøler

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization, Copenhagen Business School, 2004-2005, and journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism, 2005-2006. Lecturer in medical ethics, theory of science, and philosophy of health technologies at University of Copenhagen's Department of Public Health Science since 2007. Lecturer in theory of science, FARMA, University of Copenhagen, since 2012. With DIS since 2011.

Medical Practice and Policy, Elise Utke Schiøler

Bettina Hornbøll Borch

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006). B.A. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012.