The Center for Cognition and Neuroethics (CCN) is a joint affiliation between the Department of Philosophy at the University of Michigan-Flint and the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience (IINN). CCN was formed with the goal of fostering genuinely interdisciplinary research with the belief that the skills and knowledge that each side of the partnership brings to the collaboration can enrich and inform the other. Just as Neuroscience can benefit from close analysis of its fundamental ethical and conceptual assumptions, so Philosophy is greatly enriched by being exposed to the complexity of the world that neuroscience is exploring. It is our hope that the creation of the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics will initiate unparalleled multidisciplinary opportunities. CCN supports a variety of scholarly relationships and activities, including the Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics, the Compos Mentis undergraduate journal of cognition and neuroethics, student support, community outreach, and scholarly research projects
The Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is an annual undergraduate conference organized by the University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Club and sponsored by the Univeristy of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Department and the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics.
Two issues of Compos Mentis: Undergraduate Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics (ISSN: 2330-0264) are published every year. The January/Februry issue, publishes articles written by undergraduate students affiliated with any institution in the world. The May/June issue publishes undergraduate papers that were presented as talks as part of the annual Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (MUPC). MUPC is organized by the University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Club, and is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint Philosophy Department and the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics. The journal seeks to promote and showcase undergraduate philosophical works that address the philosophical significance of issues in the areas of cognition, neuroscience, neuropsychology, bio-, medical- and neuroethics, as well as the social, political, and legal implications of such matters. We encourage traditional philosophical treatments of these topics as well as papers using an interdisciplinary approach.