Category Archives: Neuroethics

Your Brain in 2050: Closing the Gap Between Sci-Fi and Reality

I am a huge fan of the sci-fi genre. I have read Cat’s Cradle, Ender’s Game, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and seen movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Matrix more times than I care to … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Neuroethics

The field of neuroethics has come a long way fast. This month, as part of the 2013 federal BRAIN Initiative, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its first report, Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, … Continue reading

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Bioethics Commission Calls for Weaving Neuroscience Ethics into School, Research

In addition to money for research, the federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative included a request to review the ethical issues around neuroscience research and the ethical implications of what researchers may discover.  Last week, the Presidential … Continue reading

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International Neuroethics Society Contests

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is sponsoring two opportunities to be published and to win travel stipends to attend the annual INS meeting (November 13 and 14 in DC), among other prizes. The INS welcomes abstracts reporting recent results in … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Patient H.M.

Four years ago, many of us sat transfixed watching a web videostream as the frozen brain of one of the most famous amnesiac patients in history was dissected, slice by slice. The plan was to image these ultrathin slices and … Continue reading

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