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The Neuromedia Corner aims to share news and stimulate an effective dialogue about the state of the art of neuroscience technologies, their risks and benefits and the associated ethical and social issues.

The Neuromedia Corner is an idea of the bid – Brains in Dialogue project.
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1 September 2011- message from the bid team
After three and a half years the bid – brains in dialogue project has come to an end. bid has been a great experience for us and, we hope, for all the scientists, patients, clinicians, lawyers, ethicists, journalists and lay citizens that attended the bid events we organized around Europe. A great thanks goes to all of them.

We hope that the interdisciplinary dialogue on neuroscience will go on and we are confident that what we did may be like a seed ready to sprout.

The neuromediacorner website will not be updated anymore, but all the articles, videos and documents uploaded on the way will remain at your disposal for some time. We hope these may be useful to you.

Many thanks and best wishes
The bid team
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August 2011 – bid reporting
bid final conference – the reporting
The bid final conference „dialogue to dialogue“ offered an overview on three and half years of bid activities as well as an opportunity to discuss key challenges and potential approaches to improve the dialogue between neuroscience and society. Here a short report on the conference and a video interview with Walter Glannon, bioethicist at the University of Calgary, Canada.
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August 2011 – bid webcast
Deep brain stimulation stopped my dystonic movements
Verona Butler, president of Action Dystonia Diagnosis Education & Research (A.D.D.E.R.), UK, tells us her story and her personal experience with DBS as treatment for Dystonia, the disorder that hit her. Interview made during the bid workshop on deep brain stimulation.
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August 2011 – bid webcast
Understanding the genetics of Parkinson’s Disease
Nicholas Wood, neurogeneticist at UCL, UK, explains the recent advances in the genetics of Parkinson’s Disease. Interview performed during the bid workshop on genetic testing.
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bid reporting
bid final conference
Neuroscience communication workshop
bid workshop on deep brain stimulation
end of life debate at ESOF2010
bid workshop on genetic testing
bid workshop on brain imaging
bid past events in articles, video interviews, pictures and more.
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The development of deep brain stimulation for neurological and psychiatric disorders: clinical, societal and ethical issues.
Hosted By:Chiara Saviane, SISSA, Italy and Thomas Schlaepfer, University Hospital of Bonn, Germany
Neuroscience in the Courtroom
By MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA – Brain scans and other types of neurological evidence are rarely a factor in trials today. Someday, however, they could tr …
Too Much Uncertainty Surrounding DBS
By GUY MCKHANN – For a brain scientist who has been around for awhile, as I have, the term „psychosurgery“ induces the shivers.
Genetic tests: between risks and opportunities – The case of neurodegenerative diseases
By DONATO RAMANI & CHIARA SAVIANE – Commercial genetic testing challenges traditional medical practice and the doctor-patient relationship. Neurodeg …
Emerging issues in brain imaging: a multidisciplinary dialogue
This Special Topic addresses some of the controversial issues related to the use of brain imaging, by providing an overview of the scope and limits …
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