Bioethics and Consciousness
The study of consciousness and its psychological and neuroscientific correlates is of major importance for all scientists and clinicians today. However, only a multidisciplinary study can make us understand the ultimate reality of consciousness. This book not only reviews the neuroscientific and psychological foundations and phenomena of consciousness, awareness, self-consciousness and neurobioethics, but also provides a new, interdisciplinary model of the current scientific studies and definitions of consciousness. As such, it offers a multidisciplinary bridge between the brain, mind, philosophy, the introspective self-consciousness, the human identity and free will.
Alberto García Gómez holds a doctorate in Law from Complutense University in Madrid, and is presently Professor of Philosophy of Law and International Law at the School of Bioethics of Regina Apostolorum University, Rome. He is also a Researcher of the Human Rights Institute at Complutense University, and received the Otto Meyerhoff Award in 2014 for his outstanding achievements and innovations in the field of human rights and bioethics. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Bioethics of the Council of Europe.
Dr Maria Paola Brugnoli, MD, PhD, worked for 20 years as an anaesthesiologist, intensive care physician and pain therapist at the University of Verona, Italy, where she was also a Researcher in Neuroscience, Psychology and Psychiatry. She is Coordinator for the International, Multidisciplinary and Interreligious Research Group on Consciousness Studies, at the Research Group on Neurobioethics GdN, and is UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights. She is the author of 16 books and numerous scientific papers on consciousness studies, clinical hypnosis, pain therapy and palliative care.
Alberto Carrara received his doctorate in Medical Biotechnology from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Padua, Italy. He also holds an MA and PhD in Philosophy, and he is a member of the Italian Neurobioethics Research Group, the Neuroethics Society, and the Italian Neuroethics Society. He is a Fellow of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights based in Rome and a Correspondent Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. His research fields are anthropology, philosophy of mind, bioethics, neuroethics, neuroscience, and biotechnology.
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Maria Paola Brugnoli
Alberto García Gómez
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