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"What is Human?" Conference

Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2009

"What is Human?" is a three-day event exploring the transformations and genealogies of the human from a multidisciplinary perspective. The conference traces two overlapping lines of inquiry: one devoted to biotechnology, bioethics and biopolitics (tissues, stem cells, genomics, IVF, the making of the human body) and the other to neuroscience, neurotechnology and neuroethics (creativity, sovereignty, identity, emotion, plasticity, the making of the human mind and brain).

On Friday, October 2, Center Founder Richard Davidson presents “Compassion as a Skill: Neuroplasticity and Meditation."