This Thursday, July 19, 2018, the NYU Center for Bioethics Director Matthew Liao will be presenting the keynote at the North American Society for Social Philosophy Conference. Two of the Center’s MA candidates, Michael Corbett and John James, will also be presenting papers. For more information, see the North American Society for Social Philosophy website: http://www.northamericansocietyforsocialphilosophy.org/program/.
New York University
Center for BioethicsThe NYU Center for Bioethics was launched in September 2007 with a Chair endowed by Dr. Arthur Zitrin. The founding aim of the Center was to offer a Master of Arts in Bioethics that combined medical and environmental ethics within a diverse academic and urban setting and to conduct research and sponsor public activities throughout the community. The Center’s students are drawn from different backgrounds, countries, and career paths.
Classical models of antisocial behavior propose that violence arises out of a failure of lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) to “put the brakes” on aggressive impulses originating in subcortical regions such as the amygdala and striatum. A new, alternative model proposes that LPFC does not directly inhibit aggressive impulses, but instead flexibly modulates the value of […]