EVENTS – Neurotechnologies that love the human person

EVENTS – Neurotechnologies that love the human person

Neurotechnologies that love the human person
The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum at the

Rome, March 11, 2022 – The Research Group on Neurobioethics of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in collaboration with the newly established International Institute of Neurobioethics (IINBE) and SISPI, the International School of Specialization with Imaginative Procedure, from March 15 to 19 will participate in Brain Awareness Week 2022, sponsored by the DANA Foundation, with numerous high-level national and international events.

This year, the Neurobioethics Research Group, coordinated by Prof. Alberto Carrara, L.C., professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Fellow of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights at the Faculty of Bioethics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary since it began in March 2012 its collaboration with the DANA Foundation: a private philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of the brain in health and disease.
“In these ten years of organizing academic and cultural events within World Brain Week, the GdN has been characterized as much by the methodological interdisciplinarity of its approach to sensitive topics of contemporary neuroethical and bioethical reflection as by its openness to a wide-ranging dialogue with Italian and international experts,” says Prof. Carrara.

From 2012 to date, the Neurobioethics Research Group has participated in Brain Week with topics related to Neuro-Consciousness (2012), Neuro-Economics (2013), Neuro-Memory (2014), Neuro-Rights (2015), Neuro-Esthetics (2016), 15 years of Neuro-Ethics (2017), Head Transplantation in 2018, Robo-Ethics (2019), Artificial Intelligence or Algor-Ethics (2020), up to the big conference “Artificial Intelligence: Between Bioethics and Human Rights” (2021).
Many of these events have been co-organized with SISPI, founded and directed by psychiatrist Dr. Alberto Passerini, and publications of the proceedings in the journal Studia Bioethica followed.

Brain Awareness Week Events Program

  • March 15-16 NEURO-COVID. Two afternoons, online via Zoom:
    the 15th from 3:30pm to 6pm
    the 16th from 4pm to 6pm
  • March 17th NEURO-SPORT. One afternoon, 4-6pm on campus and online via Zoom.


  • March 18th NEUROTECH. NEUROTECHNOLOGIES THAT LOVE THE HUMAN PERSON. One afternoon, from 4 to 6pm in person and online via Zoom in collaboration with the Faculty of Psychology of the European University of Rome.
  • March 19 FIRST WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROBIOETICS. A morning, from 10am to 12pm, that will present the newborn Institute in a dialogue with its founders and honorary members. On this occasion, the following will be officially announced: the upcoming release of the volume Anneliese Alma Pontius. A cent’anni dalla nascita. Una neuroetica al femminile by A. Carrara and E. Barboni and the Prize on Neuro-Education dedicated to the founder of neuroethics Anneliese Alma Pontius.

To register for individual events in which the Neurobioethics Research Group will participate:
ID webinar: 838 1113 2179



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The Pontifical Ateneo Regina Apostolorum (APRA) is an ecclesiastical university institution,
canonically erected by the Congregation for Catholic Education and directed by the Religious Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ. It is part of the Network of Universities of the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement (RIU).

An international academic community, in full harmony with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church, it is committed to developing a Catholic thought and culture capable of pervading the Christian spirit in today’s society, allowing for a unique experience aimed at evangelizing culture.
For more than 25 years it has been forming apostles, Christian leaders – clerics and laity – in the service of the Church and society. Through integral formation, characterized by interdisciplinary and intercultural areas of research, innovative programs, and the development of transversal skills, it fosters the co-responsibility and human growth of the entire community.

With the different educational programs of the 3 Faculties (Theology, Philosophy and Bioethics) and the 5 Institutes (Higher Institute for Religious Sciences, Faith and Science Institute, Sacerdos, Institute of Bioethics and Human Rights, and Institute for Higher Studies on Women) it offers a deepening and further specialization in some interdisciplinary areas.

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