WPSU's new series premiere tackles neuroscience and the military

"Conversations from Penn State" also will air on the Big Ten Network

University Park, Pa. — Neuroscience is changing the face of modern warfare. "Emotionless warriors" and thought scans of detainees may not be that far in the future. What are the medical and ethical ramifications of these innovations?

Find out by watching the debut of "Conversations from Penn State." This new series, hosted by veteran interviewer Patty Satalia, offers thoughtful, in-depth exchanges with a broad range of remarkable people — most of whom have made a name for themselves at Penn State University.

The season premiere debuts on the Big Ten Network at 7 p.m. Monday, May 18. It will re-air on the Big Ten Network at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 and 8 a.m. Friday, May 22. The show will also air on WPSU-TV at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21.

The first show of the series tackles neuroscience and the military with Jonathan Moreno. He was part of President Barack Obama's transition team and has written extensively on bioethics. Moreno is a professor of medical ethics and the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. This new program will air several times per month on WPSU-TV and will also air three times on the Big Ten Network.

For more than 20 years, Patty Satalia has engaged dynamic individuals from all walks of life and areas of expertise. No matter the guest, Satalia approaches each conversation with the same dedication to research and with a passion for helping people share their stories and insights with the world.

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Last Updated May 18, 2009