Tag: neuroethics

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February 7, 2013

AJOB Neuroscience 2013 issue 1 is here!!!

This year’s first issue of
AJOB Neuroscience includes:




April 12, 2012

The Most Interesting Neuroethicist and Philosopher You've Never Met.

The Atlantic calls him “a Timothy Leary for the Viral Video age.” Jason Silva is a self-proclaimed “performance philosopher” who presents novel ideas and even more cutting-edge messaging about biotechnology, neuroscience and bioethics.…

March 23, 2011

Paul Root Wolpe Talks @ TED

According to AJOB Neuroscience Editor, Paul Root Wolpe, it’s time to question the bioengineering of animals, our brains and more. Check it out.…

August 31, 2010

Want to Feel Morally Superior? Use Purell.

We have all heard the adage “cleanliness is godliness”, but according to a new study reported in Wired, cleanliness also translates into moral superiority.…

December 11, 2009

Come One, Come All--To Neuroscience Boot Camp!

Our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania are having another “Neuroscience Boot Camp“. To learn more, read below or click the link above.…

October 6, 2009

Nonsense. It's Good For You.

Who knew that “The Ministry of Silly Walks” and other such absurdities could actually strengthen our brains? Yes, it’s true.…

September 9, 2009

I Forgot (Sort Of)

As it turns out, many of the things we think we forget are memories actually stored somewhere in our brains as memories we simply cannot access, say neuroscientists who have recently published a paper in Nature.…

February 24, 2009


As I read on the Triage health blog at the Chicago Tribune, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).…

January 12, 2009

January 2009 Issue of AJOB Now Available at Bioethics.net

The first AJOB Neuroscience issue of 2009 is now available at bioethics.net. This issue contains a Target Article by researchers from Dalhousie University who are exploring the ethical issues associated with non-clinical uses of pediatric fMRI, particularly in as it related to the educational system and legal settings.…

January 6, 2009

Wolpe on "60 Minutes": Reading Minds for Cookies and Car Accidents

If you missed it this Sunday, as our own Dr. Paul Wolpe himself did for being in an airplane, you can catch it again here–the 13-minute segment from this past Sunday’s “60 Minutes” where neuroethics is the focus.…

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Published Articles (97)

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2014

Controlling Bias in Forensic Radiology Carolyn Meltzer & John Banja

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2014

Brain Imaging in the Courtroom: The Quest for Legal Relevance Stephen J. Morse

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2014

Daubert, Frye and DTI: Hijacking the Right to Trial by Jury William G. Jungbauer & Christopher W. Bowman

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2014

The Potential for Medicolegal Abuse: Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Traumatic Brain Injury Hal S. Wortzel, A. John Tsiouris & Christopher G. Filippi

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2014

Neuroimaging, Expert Witnesses, and Ethics: Convergence and Conflict in the Courtroom Leonard Berlin

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 2 - Mar 2014

If You Have Any Questions or Concerns, Please Contact… Peter Kalina

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 1 - Jan 2014

Thinking Ahead on Deep Brain Stimulation: An Analysis of the Ethical Implications of a Developing Technology Veronica Johansson, Martin Garwicz, Martin Kanje , Lena Halldenius & Jens Schouenborg

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 1 - Jan 2014

Brave New Love: The Threat of High-Tech “Conversion” Therapy and the Bio-Oppression of Sexual Minorities Brian D. Earp, Anders Sandberg & Julian Savulescu

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 5 Issue 1 - Jan 2014

A Technological Fix for the Self? How Neurotechnologies Shape Who We Are and Whom We Love Felicitas Kraemer

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 13 Issue 11 - Nov 2013

The Difficult Case of Voluntariness as Autonomy in Anti-Love Biotechnology Hywote Taye

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News (37)

April 1, 2014 5:18 pm

Spite Is Good. Spite Works.

The “Iliad” may be a giant of Western literature, yet its plot hinges on a human impulse normally thought petty: spite.

March 31, 2014 3:57 pm

Human Faces Can Express at Least 21 Distinct Emotions

Distinct facial muscles were used to express compound emotions.

March 26, 2014 4:00 pm

How your brain makes moral judgments

Imagine a CEO wants to profit from a venture that, by the way, involves emitting pollution toxic to the environment, but she doesn’t care because the goal is profit.

February 26, 2014 12:54 pm

New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%'

New autism guidelines could leave thousands of children who have developmental delays without autism diagnosis, meaning they will miss out on social services, educational support and medical benefits.

January 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Autism and Alternative Medicine: Getting Real About the Benefits and Risks

With no approved medications to treat autism, more parents are turning to alternative therapies to help their kids.

January 14, 2014 6:14 pm

Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds

Ordinary noises — screeching car alarms, knocking radiator pipes, even the whirr of a fan — can be intolerable to children with autism.

November 11, 2013 6:47 pm

Exercise During Pregnancy Can Boost Your Baby’s Brain

For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study.

October 31, 2013 3:27 pm

Humans See in the Dark: People Watch Body Movement in Pitch Black Conditions

Can you see in the dark? Most people assume that they can’t. New research, though, may show otherwise. It turns out that most humans can see their body’s movement in total darkness, revealing a little bit more about vision and human perceptiveness.

September 13, 2013 6:00 pm

Earlier speakers, readers may be more likely to abuse alcohol

Children with faster verbal development may be more likely to have alcohol problems as adult, according to a new study.

August 20, 2013 3:01 pm

US brain project puts focus on ethics

Unsettling research advances bring neuroethics to the fore.

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