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Mind Reading Conference at Stanford

Mind Reading Conference at Stanford

It’s short notice, but I just ran across the info at the Neuroethics & Law Blog. On Friday, March 10, 2006, Stanford University will host Reading Minds: Lie Detection, Neuroscience, Law, and Society. Here’s a brief summary: A revolution in neuroscience has vastly expanded our understanding of the human brain and its operations. Our increasing [...]

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When Neuro Meets Nano: NBIC

When Neuro Meets Nano: NBIC

In Think nano has ethical problems? Just wrap your brain around neuro, blogger ritalamchichi draws an interesting parallel between fears and ethical issues surrounding nanotechnology to those about the still emerging field of neurotechnology. Ritalamchichi reports from the NBIC (Nano, Bio, Info, Cogno) conference in New York: My goal was to explore the political and [...]

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Neuro-Alarmism: Author Links Neuroscience & Government

Neuro-Alarmism: Author Links Neuroscience & Government

In a lecture in Utah, author Jonathan Moreno, bioethics adviser for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, raised concerns about use of neuroscience by the government. An article in the Daily Utah Chronicle by Morgan Ratliffe described the talk, which was ominously titled “Mind Wars: Ethics, National Security and the Brain.” “This stuff is creepy,” Moreno [...]

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Book Review: The Ethical Brain

Book Review: The Ethical Brain

The Ethical Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga offers research findings and discussion on topics ranging from abortion to gene manipulation, all from a neuroscience point of view.

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Brain Ethics Blog Wants to Elevate Neuroscience Discussion

Brain Ethics Blog Wants to Elevate Neuroscience Discussion

Different countries seem to discuss neuroscience and related ethical issues in different ways.

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The Nation: Ethics Issues Loom in Neurotechnology

The Nation: Ethics Issues Loom in Neurotechnology

An article in The Nation by Kathryn Schulz highlights the ethical issues that lie ahead as the inexorable forward progress of neuroscience research yields greater understanding of mind and motivation.

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