Recent advances in machine learning and neuroimaging have permitted insights into how patterns of brain activity relate to individuals’ emotional states. These include the ability to decode specific emotions that emerge while people are simply resting in the MRI scanner.
This Science & Society Dinner dialogue will explore how this cutting-edge research can benefit society by advancing a neurobiological understanding of mental health disorders. At the same time, we will discuss the numerous ethical considerations raised by such emotional ‘mind-reading’ data.
Dr. Kevin LaBar is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke.
Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.
Science & Society will also provide a shuttle for those unable to arrange transportation to the dinner dialogue location. Shuttles will depart 30 minutes before the scheduled event from the front entrance of the North Building on West Campus. Click here for a map.