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Neuroethics

Ethical issues in neuroscience and its business uses

Neuroethics vs. Neuromarketing

There has been interest in neuroethics for years - the ethical dilemmas involved in everything from brain scans to cognitive enhancement drugs have been long apparent to neuroscientists. Recent research seems to have brought renewed…

Neuromorality?

A church-based site, Vision.org, has published an interesting and thoughtful article by Thomas E. Fitzpatrick, Are We in Need of a Neuromorality? The article covers some of the same issues discussed in more detail in the book, Hard Science,…

Book Review: Hard Science, Hard Choices

Meeting notes from a neuroethics conference hardly seem like fodder for book club meetings, but Hard Science, Hard Choices by Sandra J. Ackerman (Dana Press, 2006, 174 pages) is likely to produce far more spirited discussion than the latest…

Neuro-Optimized Products – Good or Evil?

Every little while, a neuroalarmist rant pops up in the blogosphere, almost always from someone who read an article about neuromarketing and concludes, "My goodness - now they'll manipulate my brain into buying all kinds of stuff I don't…

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!" While neuroscience DOES…

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…

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…