Dr. James Giordano is Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies and Vice President for Academic Programs at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, in Arlington VA, USA. He is Research Professor of Neurosciences and Ethics, Department of Electrical and Computational Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. In addition, he is Senior Research Associate of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and Uehiro Centre for Practical Philosophy, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. As well, he is 2011-2012 Fulbright Professor of Neuroethics at the Ludwigs Maximillians Universität, Munich, Germany.
Prof. Giordano chairs the Capital Consortium on Neuroethics, Legal and Social Issues (www.ccnelsi.com) - bringing together major academic centers in the US Capital Region in lectures, symposia and seminar series focused upon all areas of neurophilosophy and neuroethics, and the National Neuroscience, Ethics, Legal and Social Issues (NELSI) project, affiliated with the international Decade of the Mind initiative.
Prof. Giordano is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine,; and Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy, Associate Editor for the international journal Neuroethics, neuroscience and ethics editor (and former Deputy Editor-in-Chief) for the journal Pain Physician, and Executive Editor-in-Chief of the book series Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (published by Taylor-Francis/CRC Press). The author of over 150 publications in neuroscience, pain, neurophilosophy, and neuroethics, his recent books include: Maldynia- Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on the Illness of Chronic Pain (Taylor-Francis/Informa, USA); Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics (with Bert Gordijn, Cambridge University Press, UK); Pain: Mind, Meaning, and Medicine (PPM Press, US);and Pain Medicine: Philosophy, Ethics, and Policy (with Mark Boswell; Linton Atlantic Books, UK).
His ongoing research addresses the molecular and behavioral neuroscience of pain and analgesia, the neurophilosophy of pain and mind, the neuroethics of pain research and treatment, and the ethical issues arising in and from advancements in science and biotechnology. In recognition of his work, he was elected to be a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2008.
Nicholas Fitz and Dan Howlader, Researchers in Residence at the Center for Neurotechnology Studies, serve as the researchers and editors for this blog.