Ethical issues in neuroscience and its business uses

Brain “Steroids” – Cognitive Enhancement Drugs

Students popping “smart” pills before exams? It’s happening with increasing frequency on both sides of the Atlantic, according to Students turn to smart drugs for exam help in The Scotsman. Students are increasingly using nootropic drugs, which […]

By |June 6th, 2006|

Why Neuro-Alarmists Have It Wrong

A week doesn’t go by with some blogger reading about neuromarketing, fMRI ad studies, and the like, and then posting, “This is creepy – very Orwellian! Pretty soon we’ll all be buying stuff we didn’t want or need!” […]

By |May 4th, 2006|

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 […]

By |March 8th, 2006|

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 […]

By |February 8th, 2006|

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, […]

By |February 2nd, 2006|

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.

By |January 24th, 2006|

Brain Ethics Blog Wants to Elevate Neuroscience Discussion

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

By |December 23rd, 2005|

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.

By |December 23rd, 2005|