Neuroscience and
the Human Spirit

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Meeting the Challenges of
Contemporary Brain Research

September 24 & 25, 1998
National Press Club
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Program on Medical Science and Society
of the Ethics and Public Policy Center
The conference is supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation

Free will, autonomy, & personal accountability:
core values of western civilization.

Language, personality, & complex reasoning:
defining features of humankind.

Advances in neuroscience point to
significant biological,chemical, and genetic
influences on human behavior.

Does the steady advance of the brain
sciences threaten the human spirit or
western, Judeo-Christian views of it? Can
science and human values be reconciled?

For additional information, contact:

Keturah Sawyer
202.216.0855, extension 226

Suzanne W. Hadley, Ph.D.
202.216.0855, extension 222