How well can cerebral functions explain our normal and pathological behaviours? How are scientific findings changing our idea of mental disorders and, thus, the clinical practice? These are some of the issues that will be addressed, focusing on addictive disorders, during the fourth edition of the SISSA School of Neuroethics, on 3-5 December 2018.
Addiction is, among brain disorders, one of the most interesting case studies, which is driving scientific research as well as the epistemological, ethical and legal debate. Not only because of the large amount of scientific data available, but also because it represents a typical and extreme example of the features, strengths and contradictions which are typical of human behaviour in general.
The School, which will be held in Italian, is organised by SISSA Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Studies, Osservatorio sulle tossicodipendenze della Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts at Roma 3 University, in collaboration with Società Italiana Tossicodipendenze, Società Italiana di Neuroetica e Filosofia delle Neuroscienze and Società Italiana di Storia, Filosofia e Studi Sociali della Biologia e della Medicina.