Elisabetta Sirgiovanni

Pubblicazioni

Titolo Pubblicato in Anno
Acroagonines: Ugo Cerletti’s audacious attempt to place the neurophysiological effects of electroconvulsive therapy in vials MEDICAL HISTORY 2023
Memory and recollection in antiquity MEDICINA NEI SECOLI 2022
Memory in contemporary biomedicine. Cross-disciplinary scenarios MEDICINA NEI SECOLI 2022
Memory in Contemporary Biomedicine: Cross- Disciplinary Scenarios MEDICINA NEI SECOLI 2022
The ecological benefits of being irrationally moral BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES 2022
Electroconvulsive Therapy Applications on Children in the 1940s: The Italian Case THE JOURNAL OF ECT 2021
Is moral disgust good or bad? LEBENSWELT 2021
Commentary: the moral bioenhancement of psychopaths FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 2020
The electroshock triangle: disputes about the ECT apparatus prototype and its display in the 1960s HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY 2020
Neuroetica e neurofinanza: scelte intertemporali e autocontrollo Neuroetica e neurofinanza: scelte intertemporali e autocontrollo 2020
From the Madhouse to the Docu-Museum: The Enigma Surrounding the Cerletti-Bini ECT Apparatus Prototype NUNCIUS 2020
Science, self-control and human freedom. A naturalistic approach The Freedom of Scientific Research: Bridging the gap between science and society 2019
Il paradosso dell’evoluzione: disturbi mentali e selezione naturale Psicopatologia e scienze della mente: Dalla psichiatria organicistica alla neuroscienza cognitiva clinica 2019
IA e neuroetica: evoluzione spontanea e valori morali [AI and neuroethics: spontaneous evolution and moral values] GIORNALE ITALIANO DI PSICOLOGIA 2018
Neuroetica: sfide e opportunità Europa: Le sfide della scienza 2018
Un biberon di pregiudizi IL SOLE 24 ORE ARTE E CULTURA 2018
Agency, autonomy and consent: cues from the neuroscience of self-control STUDIA BIOETHICA 2018
A recap on Italian neurolaw: epistemological and ethical issues MIND & SOCIETY 2017
Meditare alla David Lynch. A colloquio con Joshua Aronson IL SOLE 24 ORE ARTE E CULTURA 2017
Criminal heredity: the influence of Cesare Lombroso’s concept of the “born criminal” on contemporary neurogenetics and its forensic applications MEDICINA NEI SECOLI 2017

ERC

  • LS5_12
  • LS7_15
  • SH4_2
  • SH4_12
  • SH4_13
  • SH6_15

Interessi di ricerca

My research interests cover the history, epistemology and ethics of neurosciences (including biological psychiatry). I work on historical-philosophical aspects regarding psychiatric taxonomy, mechanistic and evolutionary models of mental illnesses, moral emotions, self-control, medical decision-making, psychopathy, delusions, neuroenhancement, history of ECT, and ethics of clinical AI. My approach is naturalistic. Methodologies include: bibliographic research, archival research, conceptual analysis, and experimental philosophy (questionnaires/interviews).  

Keywords

history of medicine and of diseases
neuroethics
electroshock
psychopathy
delusions
medical decision making
self-control
Moral emotions
bounded rationality
neuroenhancement

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