Author Archive: Hillary Viers
Today the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) dives into several of the complex ethical and societal implications of neuroscience research and its applications. Today’s agenda includes sessions on cognitive enhancement, direct-to-consumer neurotechnology, clinical innovation through neuroscience research, and capacity to consent research. President Obama requested that the Bioethics Commission review […]
Contemporary neuroscience has begun to make important breakthroughs, and given the complexity of the brain, scientists recognize we must better understand the brain in order to make desired progress. As researchers learn about the brain and its relation to the mind, fundamental questions arise about what makes us human. Accompanying ethical considerations must be addressed.