About

The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics (CCN) is a joint venture between the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint and the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience (IINN). CCN supports interdisciplinary research with the conviction that the skills and knowledge that scholars from different disciplines bring to a partnership enrich and inform the others, creating unique, synergistic research that would not be possible in an isolated disciplinary environment.

Our vision

Important Questions. Collaborative Actions. Innovative Answers.

Our mission

  • inspire students and professionals to examine, challenge and transform ideas;
  • provide necessary research spaces and resources;
  • provide the point of interaction to create opportunities for connections, collaborations and partnerships;
  • connect sympathetic scholars, lawmakers, clinicians, researchers and professionals throughout the world.
IINN Lobby

IINN Conference Room

IINN Conference Room

IINN Conference Room

Events

The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics (CCN) promotes both the exploration of the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and the careful study of the legal, political, social and ethical implications of their advances. We are committed to breaking down barriers that exist not only between scholarly disciplines but that surround professions. We support research activities across multiple fields and professions by creating, fostering, and supporting collaborations and communication across student and professional spheres. Dissemination of CCN’s research is an essential part of our mission. All CCN-published work is available online, open access. We thereby ensure that anyone in the world interested in knowing more about our research projects can have access. From opening doors for students to advancing careers of professionals, from working with local clinicians to collaborating with scholars around the world, our student seminars, academic conferences, and professional publications have set in motion events that will have long-lasting and valuable impact.

To advance a deeper and richer understanding of recent research in the neurosciences, CCN proudly hosts several conferences at the undergraduate and professional level every year. These conferences showcase research addressing the conceptual foundations of the neurosciences and related disciplines, as well as the legal, political and ethical implications of that research. CCN invites contributors from these conferences to publish their work in our peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Professional Conferences



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Free Will
October 10–11, 2014

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Neurotherapeutics and Psychosurgery
May 21–22, 2015

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Empathy
October 16–17, 2015

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Archived:
Reason, Reasons and Reasoning
October 11–12, 2013

Workshop



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Building a Circle of Care for Youth Concussion in School Settings
July 31, 2014

Student Conferences



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2015 Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
February 20, 2015

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Archived: 2014 MUPC
February 21, 2014

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Archived: 2013 MUPC
March 16, 2013

Publications

CCN supports and manages the production several publications. The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics is a professional, peer-reviewed journal; Philosophical Profiles, a publication under the aegis of JCN, showcases interviews with contemporary philosophers whose current work make significant contributions to conversations concerning the multitude of issues surrounding cognition and neuroethics. Compos Mentis is a student managed undergraduate journal featuring student articles. CCN publications are open access, which means that there are neither fees for an author to publish their work nor fees for a reader to have full access it. By committing to an online, open access journal format, CCN’s journals have a significantly wider reach than traditional pay-wall journals.

Journals are a critical tool for facilitating the growth of knowledge. What we have done at CCN is create a truly unique forum for world-class interdisciplinary research on some of today’s most important and complex questions. No single area of expertise is capable of addressing these issues effectively. The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics allows scholars from different disciplines to communicate across disciplinary and departmental boundaries, and gives scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars a forum for progressive research and debate on our most daunting social and ethical problems.

 

Peer-reviewed

Open access

No fees

International

Student Research

community engagement through coursework

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Personnel

Jawad A. Shah
Jami L. Anderson
Simon Cushing
Bénédicte Veillet
Stevens Wandmacher
Zea Miller

Contact


Regarding events and publications,
please contact:


Dr. Jami Anderson
anderson@cognethic.org

Regarding the website and technical issues,
please contact:


Zea Miller
miller@cognethic.org

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If you are interested in working with CCN, please fill out the following form, print it, and send it to us. We will then contact you if we believe a collaborative project will be feasible. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  CCN Project Proposal Form

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UMF

Website

University of Michigan-Flint
Philosophy Department

544 French Hall
303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502

IINN

Website

Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
4800 South Saginaw Street
Flint, Michigan 48507

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