Neuroethics

News and analysis on the implications of brain science

New Open-Access Journal Call for Papers

Journal of Science and Law | November 23, 2014

A new journal, Journal of Science and Law, has announced a call for papers. From its website: “The journal is open-access, with all articles available for free at JSciLaw.org. Because we are an online journal, we are de-emphasizing word limits in deference to quality: articles should be as long as they need to be (but no longer). We publish Original Research Articles, Reviews, Opinions, and occasionally, Book Reviews. Papers are published on a rolling basis as soon as they are accepted.”

Neuroscience and Human Rights

by Ann Whitman

Dana Foundation Blog | November 16, 2014

Can human rights principles and neuroethics become more integrated in future discourse? A report from the 2014 International Neuroethics Society annual meeting.

Robots as Soldiers and Caretakers

by Ann Whitman

Dana Foundation Blog | November 15, 2014

A public program on robots in society looks at autonomous robots in warfare and healthcare. A report from the 2014 International Neuroethics Society annual meeting.

The Brain-Games Conundrum: Does Cognitive Training Really Sharpen the Mind?

by Walter R. Boot, Ph.D. and Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D.

Cerebrum | November 3, 2014

A host of companies promise to “train” your brain with games designed to stave off mental decline. Regardless of their effectiveness, their advertising has convinced tens of thousands of people to open their wallets.

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Scientific Leader Alan Leshner Encourages Ethical Approach to Science

by Zishi Wu

The Miami Hurricane | October 23, 2014

Dana Alliance member and CEO of AAAS Alan Leshner recently spoke about the importance of accuracy in scientific papers to students and faculty at the University of Miami.

Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom

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.

Sleep Deprivation Increases Susceptibility to False Memories

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.

Truth, Justice, and the NFL Way

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.

International Neuroethics Society 2014 Annual Meeting

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.

Light Can Switch Bad Memories to Good

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.

FENS: How Far Should Brain Researchers Go?

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.

Recording and Manipulating the Brain: How Far Can We Go? How Far Should We Go?

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.


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