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Monday 02 May 2022
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  • Sun 01

    Workshop: "Virtual Brains & Digital Twins: A Tentative Roadmap - Neuroethical perspectives"

    Workshop on "Virtual Brains & Digital Twins", co-organised by Kathinka Evers, Viktor Jirsa and Alain Destexhe.

    This workshop is free but registration is mandatory.


    Register here.


    PROGRAMME :

     

    13:00 – 13:15  | Welcome & short introduction - Kathinka Evers & Maxime Guye

    13:15 – 14:15  | Theme 1. Virtual Brains & Digital Twins in Neuroethics & Science

    Moderator: Maxime Guye

    13:15 – 13:30  | Kathinka Evers: Epistemic and Neuroethical Challenges of Virtual Brains & Digital Twins: Why Concepts Matter

    13:30  – 13:45  | Viktor Jirsa: On the nature of a digital brain twin: how real is it?

    13:45 – 14:15  | Panel discussion

    Panel members: Jean-Pierre Changeux, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, Viktor Jirsa, Kathinka Evers

     

    14:15 – 15:15  | Theme 2. Neuroethics & Responsible Innovation: Mapping the Issues

    Moderator: Kathinka Evers

    14:15 – 14:30  | Arleen Salles: Some ethical issues related to virtual brains and digital twins

    14:30 – 14:45  | Manuel Guerrero: Mapping the Neuroethical Issues on Digital Twins in Alzheimer research and treatment

    14:45 – 15:15  | Panel discussion

    Panel members: Pawel Swieboda, Florent Gaillard, Manuel Guerrero, Arleen Salles

     

    15:15 – 15:45  | Coffee break

     

    15:45 – 16:45  | Theme 3.  Early career researchers' perspectives on questioning modelling practices: individual and structural perspectives

    15:45 – 16:00  | Three short introductions

    • Mallory Carlu: Why do we build models (and why we should (always) ask this question)?
    • Damien Depannemaecker: How we build and validate models: on the loss of reality and its propagation
    • Lionel Kusch: How do we use models, and who are "we"? Standardisation and popularity of models

    16:00 – 16:40  | Questions to the audience :
    An interactive session during which randomly chosen attendees will address one of the proposed questions about their relationship with modelling.

    16:40 – 16:45  | Synthesis

     

    16:45 – 17:00  | Thanks & wrapping up 

    17:00 –18:00  |  Apéritif