Ethical Issues in Neuroscience Research: Integrative Approaches and Paths to Progress


Marilyn Phillips (Editor)

Series: Ethical Issues in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED050000

This book is a set of recommendations from the Bioethics Commission in response to a request from President Obama to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct and implications of neuroscience research; and President Obama’s request related to the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Specifically the President asked the Bioethics Commission to “identify proactively a set of core ethical standards – both to guide neuroscience research and to address some of the ethical dilemmas that may be raised by the application of neuroscience research findings.”

This book focuses on the integration of ethics into neuroscience research across the life of a research endeavor; and on the analysis on three particularly controversial topics that illustrate the ethical tensions and societal implications of advancing neuroscience and technology: cognitive enhancement, consent capacity, and neuroscience and the legal system. The book seeks to clarify the scientific landscape, identify common ground, and recommend ethical paths forward.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (pp. 1-42)
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Chapter 2 – Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (pp. 43-144)
Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

Index (pp.

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