Neuroethics Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-1-2005

Abstract

In comparison with the ethical issues surrounding molecular genetics, there has been little public awareness of the ethical implications of neuroscience. Yet recent progress in cognitive neuroscience raises a host of ethical issues of at least comparable importance. Some are of a practical nature, concerning the applications of neurotechnology and their likely implications for individuals and society. Others are more philosophical, concerning the way we think about ourselves as persons, moral agents and spiritual beings. This article reviews key examples of each type of issue, including the relevant advances in science and technology and their accompanying social and philosophical problems.

Comments

Postprint version. Published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2005, pages 34-40
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2004.12.001

Keywords

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION, VENTROMEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, SEROTONERGIC INTERVENTION, HEALTHY-VOLUNTEERS, DECISION-MAKING, WORKING-MEMORY, BRAIN, PERSONALITY, NEUROSCIENCE

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Date Posted: 04 April 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.