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How Do We Conduct Fruitful Ethical Analysis of Speculative Neurotechnologies?
Lucie White

Gerben Meynen invites us to consider the potential ethical implications of what he refers to as “thought apprehension” technology for psychiatric practice, that is, technologies that involve recording brain activity, and using this to infer what people are thinking (or intending, desiring, feeling, etc.). His article is wide-ranging, covering several different ethical principles, various situa...

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Ethical Issues to Consider Before Introducing Neurotechnological Thought Apprehension in Psychiatry
Gerben Meynen

When it becomes available, neuroscience-based apprehension of subjective thoughts is bound to have a profound impact on several areas of society. One of these areas is medicine. In principle, medical specialties that are primarily concerned with mind and brain are most likely to apply neurotechnological thought apprehension (NTA) techniques. Psychiatry is such a specialty, and the relevance of NTA...

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Attitudes Toward Cognitive Enhancement: The Role of Metaphor and Context
Erin C. Conrad, Stacey Humphries & Anjan Chatterjee

The widespread use of stimulants among healthy individuals to improve cognition has received growing attention; however, public attitudes toward this practice are not well understood. We determined the effect of framing metaphors and context of use on public opinion toward cognitive enhancement. We recruited 3,727 participants from the United States to complete three surveys using Amazon’s Mecha...

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