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Prof. Eric Racine, PhD

Eric Racine is the Director of the Neuroethics Research Unit at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal and Professor of Bioethics at the University of Montréal and McGill University.

His specialist research areas are the ethical and social questions arising from the neurosciences and their application in clinical medicine ("neuroethics"). He is one of the pioneers of this new research field, having published the widely acclaimed book "Pragmatic Neuroethics" with MIT Press in 2010 and having presided over the international congress "Brain Matters 2" in 2011. He was most recently active in an international cooperation project on the ethical and social questions concerning persistent vegetative states and other chronic consciousness disorders.

In June and July 2012, Eric Racine will be at the CAS as a visiting fellow following an invitation from Dr. Dr. Ralf J. Jox. During his stay, he will hold an all-day workshop on "Neuroethics" for students and postdoctoral students, and will give a public lecture on 6 July on cognitive enhancements entitled "Cognitive Performance Enhancement for Healthy Individuals: Ethical and Healthy Policy Issues".