Neuroethics Publications

 
'Neuroethics' is the ethics of neuroscience, analogous to the term 'bioethics' which denotes the ethics of biomedical science more generally. It encompasses a wide array of ethical issues emerging from different branches of clinical neuroscience (neurology, psychiatry, psychopharmacology) and basic neuroscience (cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience). These include ethical problems raised by advances in functional neuroimaging, brain implants and brain-machine interfaces and psychopharmacology as well as by our growing understanding of the neural bases of behavior, personality, consciousness, and states of spiritual transcendence. This collection brings together the work of a growing number of Penn researchers from across the academic disciplines who are contributing to the neuroethics literature.

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Papers from 2008

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Framing Pains, Pills, and Professors, Anjan Chatterjee

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Neuroethics and the Problem of Other Minds: Implications of Neuroscience for the Moral Status of Brain-Damaged Patients and Nonhuman Animals, Martha J. Farah

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That Little Matter of Consciousness, Martha J. Farah

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When we enhance cognition with Adderall, do we sacrifice creativity? A preliminary study, Martha J. Farah

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State-of-Science Review: SR-E29, Brain-Computer Interfaces and Cognitive Neural Prostheses, Kenneth R. Foster

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Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy, Henry Greely, Philip Campbell, Barbara Sahakian, John Harris, Ronald C. Kessler, Michael Gazzaniga, and Martha J. Farah

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Measuring Decision-Making Capacity in Cognitively Impaired Individuals, Jason Karlawish

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Assessing the Capacity to Make Everyday Decisions: A Guide for Clinicians and an Agenda for Future Research, James M. Lai and Jason Karlawish

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Detection of Deception with fMRI: Are we there yet?, Daniel D. Langleben

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Determinism and the Death of Folk Psychology: Two Challenges To Responsibility From Neuroscience, Stephen Morse

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Preferences for Enhancement Pharmaceuticals: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits, Jason Riis, Joseph P. Simmons, and Geoffrey P. Goodwin

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Future Minds: Transhumanism, Cognitive Enhancement and the Nature of Persons, Susan Schneider

Papers from 2007

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Cosmetic Neurology and Cosmetic Surgery: Parallels, Predictions, and Challenges, Anjan Chatterjee

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"Cosmetic Neurology" and the problem of pain, Anjan Chatterjee

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This is Your Brain on Politics (Farah Guest Post), Martha J. Farah

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Personhood and neuroscience: Naturalizing or nihilating?, Martha J. Farah and Andrea S. Heberlein

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Response to Open Peer Commentaries on "Personhood and Neuroscience: Naturalizing or Nihilating?": Getting Personal, Martha J. Farah and Andrea S. Heberlein

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The neural processing of moral sensitivity to issues of justice and care., Diana Robertson, John Snarey, Opal Ousley, Keith Harenski, F. Dubois Bowman, Rick Gilkey, and Clinton Kilts

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Emerging Neurotechnologies for Lie Detection and the Fifth Amendment, Sarah E. Stoller and Paul Root Wolpe

Papers from 2006

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The promise and predicament of cosmetic neurology, Anjan Chatterjee

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True lies: delusions and lie-detection technology, Daniel Langleben, Frank M. Dattilio, and Thomas G. Guthei

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Juicing the Brain: Research to limit mental fatigue among soldiers may foster controversial ways to enhance any person's brain, Jonathan Moreno

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Brain Overclaim Syndrome and Criminal Responsibility: A Diagnostic Note, Stephen Morse

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Will Future Forensic Assessment Be Neurobiologic?, Arne Popma and Adrian Raine

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Neural foundations to moral reasoning and antisocial behavior, Adrian Raine and Yaling Yang

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Reasons Scientists Avoid Thinking about Ethics, Paul Root Wolpe

Papers from 2005

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The Capacity to Vote of Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease, Paul S. Appelbaum, Richard S. Bonnie, and Jason Karlawish

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Classifying spatial patterns of brain activity with machine learning methods: application to lie detection, Christos Davatzikos, Kosha Ruparel, Yong Fan, Dinggang Shen, M. Acharyya, James Loughead, Ruben Gur, and Daniel D. Langleben

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Neuroethics: the practical and the philosophical, Martha J. Farah

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Telling the truth from lie in individual subjects with fast event-related fMRI, Daniel D. Langleben, James Loughead, Warren B. Bilker, Kosha Ruparel, Anna Rose Childress, Samantha I. Busch, and Ruben Gur

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The Neuroscientific Study of Religious and Spiritual Phenomena: or Why God Doesn't Use Biostatistics, Andrew B. Newberg and Bruce Y. Lee

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Emerging neurotechnologies for lie-detection: promises and perils, Paul Root Wolpe, Kenneth Foster, and Daniel D. Langleben

Papers from 2004

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Is it ethical to use enhancement technologies to make us better than well?, Arthur L. Caplan and Carl Elliot

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Straining Their Brains: Why the Case Against Enhancement is Not Persuasive., Arthur L. Caplan and Paul R. McHugh

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Cosmetic Neurology: For Physicians the Future is Now, Anjan Chatterjee

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Neurocognitive Enhancement: what can we do and what should we do?, Martha J. Farah, Judy Illes, Robert Cook-Deegan, Howard Gardner, Eric Kandel, Patricia King, Eric Parens, Barbara Sahakian, and Paul Root Wolpe

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Monitoring and manipulating the human brain: new neuroscience technologies and their ethical implications, Martha J. Farah and Paul Root Wolpe

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DARPA On Your Mind, Jonathan Moreno

Papers from 2003

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Bioethics and the Brain, Kenneth R. Foster, Paul Root Wolpe, and Arthur L. Caplan

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Why would caregivers not want to treat their relative's Alzheimer's disease?, Jason Karlawish, David Casarett, Bryan D. James, Thomas Tenhave, Christine M. Clark, and David A. Asch

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Neuroethics: an agenda for neuroscience and society, Jonathan Moreno

Papers from 2002

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Emerging ethical issues in neuroscience, Martha J. Farah

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Ethical Considerations for Neuropsychologists as Functional Magnetic Imagers, Allyson C. Rosen and Ruben C. Gur

Papers from 2001

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The measurement of regional cerebral blood flow during the complex cognitive task of meditation: a preliminary SPECT study, Andrew B. Newberg, Abass Alavi, Michael J. Baime, Michael Pourdehnad, Jill Santanna, and Eugene d'Aquili

Papers from 2000

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Hooked on Hype: Addiction and Responsibility, Stephen Morse

Papers from 1996

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Brain and Blame, Stephen Morse