Smart drugs: magic bullet or cheating ourselves?
  Professor Barbara Sahakian, Department of Psychiatry  
A Lecture and Alumni Reception with Professor Barbara Sahakian Fellow of Clare Hall and Bye-Fellow of Christ's College

Camrbridge in America

cordially invites you to

A Lecture and Alumni Reception with

Professor Barbara Sahakian 

Fellow of Clare Hall and Bye-Fellow of Christ's College

 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square

John Paul Jones/Iwo Jima Room

901 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

Gentlemen are required to wear a coat and tie and ladies attire should be of a comparable degree of formality.

Professor Sahakian will discuss  

"Smart drugs: magic bullet or cheating ourselves?"

The turn towards 'cosmetic neurology', a new term for the use of drug treatments by people without disease to enhance or disable normal cognitive abilities, marks an important shift in medicine and raises difficult questions about their use. Does a move towards enhancement mark a new ethical terrain in the project of human improvement? Should we fear the use of such drugs by governments to control troublesome populations, for example? How do memories, or their lack, shape who and what we are? Can and should we distinguish between enhancement and 'therapeutic forgetting'? And what does the bid to remember and forget say about us as a society?      

$20/person or $10/Cambridge10 (young alumni, 10 years out)

Drinks & hors d'oeuvres included.

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Barbara J Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry, and the Medical Research Council/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute. She is also a Clinical Psychologist.   

She has an international reputation in the fields of cognitive psychopharmacology, neuroethics, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and neuroimaging. She is co-inventor of the CANTAB computerised neuropsychological tests, which are in use world-wide. She is probably best known for her research work on cognition and depression, cognitive enhancement using pharmacological treatments, neuroethics and early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

Professor Sahakian is a Fellow of Clare Hall and Bye-Fellow of Christ's College.

 We hope you will be able to attend!

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Event Information
EVENT DATE:
Thursday, Nov 17 2011 at 6:00pm [ iCal ]
LOCATION:
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square
901 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006 USA