Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Neuroethics: 15 years after. Philosophy, Psychiatry, Clinical Neurosciences, Psychotherapy using the imaginary as a way of Being expression
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- University students
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The event provides a space for reflecting on the historic context and various meanings of the neologism “neuroethics”. In addiction, the event offers an exploration of the new field of neuroesthetics. The conference helps participants renew their reflection on what makes us specifically human, in the light of non-reductive neurosciences. Side by side with the therapeutic perspective, potentially alarming horizons are rising, established by the neuroscientific possibilities open to discriminatory and selective tendencies. For example the challenge of human enhancement, with its social repercussions and the danger of social inequality, along with the consumer trivialization of the biotechnological potential. The patrimony left by neurosciences is of a host of social and existential questions without full resolution. On the one hand, there is the dreadful possibility of overstepping what is naturally human in order to enter the «biotechnological symbiont» (www.aiems.eu), where the epiphanic character of the body transforms the naturally human into the «naturally artificial» (Viafora, Gaiani 2012). The conference shows practical cases dealing with Clinical Neuroscience and the use of Neuroesthetics and Imaginative Experience in Psychotherapy. It is a royal way of access to various levels of consciousness by the method that has originate from Psychoanalysis, Neurosciences and Imaginary. This method, during the last years, has been employing, in a specific setting, new stimuli by paintings and poetry. The method of Imaginative Experience has been shown as a particular way to contact with the Being “to give words to what the Ego feels, to hear interior voices, translated into images” (Passerini, De Palma 2016).
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