by Dr. Anand Veeravagu, M.D., and Tej Azad
The Daily Beast | March 18, 2015
Missouri just executed Cecil Clayton, a man whose prefrontal cortex had been severely damaged in a sawmill accident—a part of the brain responsible for impulse control.
BNA 2015 Festival of Neuroscience | March 9, 2015
The symposium ‘Drugs, Addiction and Freewill: Do Addicted Individuals Have Free Will?‘ will examine the alteration of neural processes by dopamine and changes by habit formation and compulsivity of neural circuitry. We will also consider how drugs of abuse can lead to compulsive drug taking and addiction, with loss of volition. Finally, we will consider the neuroethics of addiction and to what extent drug addicts have free will. Sponsored by the European Dana Alliance and the International Neuroethics Society, the symposium will be held on April 13 from 8:30am–10:30am at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, UK.
by Sara Reardon and Nature magazine
Scientific American | March 2, 2015
Brain scans that measure pain are increasingly being used in personal injury trials, but is the technology reliable?
by Brian D. Earp
Practical Ethics | January 5, 2015
The blog points to a new article looking at non-invasive brain stimulation in children who are healthy (enhancement) and those suffering from a neurological disorder (treatment).
The Dana Foundation | December 18, 2014
What would the next scientific revolution look like? That's the subject of this month’s Cerebrum article, "You Say You Want a Revolution.” We ask a few questions of co-author Wise Young.
by Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D., and Patricia Morton, Ph.D.
Cerebrum | December 5, 2014
From the frontlines of spinal cord research, Wise Young and Patricia Morton lean on lessons from the past, their own experience, and events still unfolding as they raise questions about the future of all scientific research.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.