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Equity in our society
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Wednesday 11th May 2022
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 22:30

The Loft


Ezelmarkt 15, 6211 LJ


My brain. My privacy.

How does research of the brain impact your daily life? Are emerging neurotechnologies, such as meditation headsets good for you? Do they carry any risks? Should you worry about the effects on your brain, your privacy, what about mental integrity? In this talk, Katherine will look beyond the laboratory and discuss the ethical implications of emerging neurotechnologies in our daily lives. She will provide you with tips to distinguish between science and science-fiction, what is ethical, what is not, and give the consumer the responsibility and confidence to make informed choices.

Katherine Bassil (@katherinebassil)

PhD Candidate

Maastricht University


Extended reality and virtual humans

Desiderio will talk about extended, virtual reality and avatars, how these emerging technologies are disrupting perception, action and human behavior, and the role of science in this process. After shortly introducing the principles and effects of VR in terms of multisensory and sensorimotor integration, Desiderio will present trending applications of VR and virtual humans in clinical, industry and other societal sectors. Furthermore, we will touch upon the current limitations of these technologies for human interaction and medical use, and some relevant ethical and legal implications.

Desiderio Cano Porras

PostDoc Researcher

Tilburg University

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Four Arguments on Inequality

Our society is characterized by large inequalities in wealth. Are those inequalities fair? What could justify some people being richer than others? In this presentation we will explore the four most common philosophical arguments for inequality and consider if they work as arguments and whether they can justify the inequality we see in modern capitalist societies.

Teun J Dekker

Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Maastricht University

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