Neuroethics Publications

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There is growing public awareness of the ethical issues raised by progress in many areas of neuroscience. This commentary reviews the issues, which are triaged in terms of their novelty and their imminence, with an exploration of the relevant ethical principles in each case.


Postprint version. Published in Nature Neuroscience, Volume 5, Issue 11, April 2004, pages 1123-1130.
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broad categories of the ethical issues, nervous system enhancement of normal function, ethical implications in enhancement, court-ordered central nervous system (CNS) intervention, ethics of court-ordered intervention, ethical issues in brain reading, long-standing issues in neuroethics



Date Posted: 21 December 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.