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Karen Rommelfanger

Karen Rommelfanger

Karen Rommelfanger, director of the neuroethics program at the Emory University Center for Ethics, will speak as part of Agnes Scott College's Ethics Program Lecture Series on Feb. 5 in Evans Hall at 7:30 p.m. Her talk is titled "Better Than Well? Neuroenhancement and Beyond." The event is free and open to the public.

Rommelfanger will discuss brain technologies used to enhance cognition and the current and future ethical implications of these technologies as they rapidly move beyond the laboratory and clinic, such as commercial, military, and even do-it-yourself domains.

Rommelfanger is the director of the neuroethics program at the Emory Center for Ethics and is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology in Emory’s School of Medicine. She is the Neuroscience Editor-in-Residence at the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience and manages The Neuroethics Blog. Her work in general explores how emerging neuroscience data inform definition of disease, health and medicine. She conducts research on placebo therapy and psychogenic movement disorders.