Summer School: Tübingen International Summer School (TISS) 2013
Matters of Taste. The Neuroscience and Philosophy of Taste

from: 2013, 29 Sep - 09:00 to: 2013, 02 Oct - 17:00

This year’s summer school will focus on the possibilities and perils of
neuroenhancement from the perspectives of neurosciences, medicine and
philosophy. We want to explore what could be achieved through
neuroenhancements in theory, what can be done already, and where to draw
the line.


PD Dr. Jens Clausen

Jens Clausen is assistant professor at the Institute for Ethics and
History in Medicine, University of Tübingen as of February 2008,
managing director of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University
Hospital Tübingen, and member of the Center of Integrative Neuroscience
(CIN). He studied biology and philosophy and focuses his research on
ethical and anthropological implications of modern neurosciences with
special respect to brain technological devices, enhancement and
regenerative medicine.

PD Dr. Markus Fendt

Markus Fendt is Group Leader at the Institute of Pharmacology and
Toxicology, University of Magdeburg. The goal of the research in his
laboratory is to understand the neural basis of innate and learned
emotions. To elucidate the anatomical, physiological and pharmacological
processes that underlie emotions, his group uses a multidisciplinary
approach. He has held positions at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical
Research in Basel, Switzerland, and at the Department of Animal
Physiology, University of Tübingen.

Dr. Dr. Andreas Franke

Andreas Franke works at the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University of Mainz. His research interests are neuroethics and
neuroenhancement. He studied medicine in Göttingen, Bern and Essen as
well as sociology in Göttingen (MA). His medical dissertation was on
apoptosis (programmed cell death in the retina of chicken and mice)
while his sociological dissertation was on the topic of social resonance
from different perspectives.

Stephan Schleim, Ph.D.

Stephan Schleim is assistant professor for Theory and History of
Psychology at the University of Groningen. His research interests are
the theoretical foundations of the neurosciences and the scientific
communication thereof. He is a participant in the public and academic
discourse on neuroenhancement/brain doping for almost ten years. He
studied philosophy, computer Science, and psychology at the University
of Mainz and earned his Ph.D in cognitive science at the University of

Location: Cloister Heiligkreuztal, Tübingen
  • Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  • University of Tübingen