Am I My Brain?

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On October 25, 2013, the Peter Wall Institute hosted a public event entitled Am I My Brain? as part of its International Research Roundtable, We Are Our Brains, led by Principal Investigator Dr. Peter Reiner (Department of Psychiatry, UBC and the National Core for Neuroethics).

Holding a worldview which situates the brain as the key organ that provides meaning to our lives is a perspective often termed neuroessentialism: the notion that we are our brains. The key objective of this roundtable is to impress upon the participants that ideas gestated in the academy may have real-world impact, and that it is our responsibility as engaged scholars to evaluate their effects with due consideration.

For more information about this program, please visit the Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable.