by Craig Stark, Ph.D.
The Dana Foundation | October 15, 2014
Our constant exposure to over-inflated claims of what technologies like neuroimaging can do are leading to a form of collective false memory in the form of an unreasonable expectation of what the technology can prove. One of our series of Reports on Progress.
by Kayt Sukel
The Dana Foundation | October 7, 2014
Learning false information when sleepy can chance a person’s memory of a photograph, researchers find.
by Philip E. Stieg, M.D., Ph.D.
Cerebrum | September 5, 2014
Our reviewer, Philip E. Stieg, a neuro-trauma consultant on the sidelines of NFL games, is no stranger to the violence of football. In his review of League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, Stieg finds the sports-concussion crisis to be a difficult subject.
by Chelsea Ott
Dana Foundation Blog | August 27, 2014
Chelsea Ott, International Neuroethics Society Communications Manager, gives us the rundown on what to expect at this year’s International Neuroethics Society annual meeting in November in DC.
USA Today | August 27, 2014
In a recent study published in Nature, researchers report that they were able to manipulate specific brain circuits to change a bad memory to a good one.
by Moheb Costandi
The Dana Foundation | July 14, 2014
How much should we enhance our brains, how far should we go to treat risky pre-term pregnancies, and when can we morally do research on people having surgery for something else were among the topics at the William Safire Seminar on Neuroethics.
The Dana Foundation | July 7, 2014
Press conference on the neuroethics of "Recording and Manipulating the Brain: How Far Can We Go? How Far Should We Go?" at the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Milan, Italy, July 7, 2014.
by Terry Devitt
University of Wisconsin-Madison News | June 10, 2014
Last week, the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program at UW-Madison co-hosted an AAAS and the Dana Foundation sponsored seminar on neuroscience for judges from around the country.
by Virginia Hughes
National Geographic | June 4, 2014
As genetic evidence becomes more common in criminal and civil cases, education about what genes can and cannot tell us should be improved.
by Molly Crockett
The Guardian | June 3, 2014
The complexities of ethics and the brain make it difficult for scientists to develop a pill to enhance human morals.
by Mo Costandi
Neurophilosophy Blog | May 30, 2014
A newly published report from MIT reports “that magnetic pulses which disrupt activity in a specific region of the brain’s right hemisphere can interfere with the ability to make certain types of moral judgements.”
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by Nicky Penttila
Dana Foundation Blog | May 29, 2014
Inspired by the BRAIN Initiative's first report, which tackles neuroethics, we went to the Dana archives to look at progress made in the field.