Tag: neuroethics

Blog Posts (25)

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 (101)

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 7 Issue 4 - Dec 2016

Manipulating Human Memory Through Reconsolidation: Ethical Implications of a New Therapeutic Approach James Elsey & Merel Kindt

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 7 Issue 4 - Dec 2016

What Patients With Behavioral-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Can Teach Us About Moral Responsibility R. Ryan Darby, Judith Edersheim & Bruce H. Price

AJOB Neuroscience: Volume 7 Issue 4 - Dec 2016

The Applicability of Psychological and Moral Distinctions in an Emerging Neuroscientific Framework Nada Gligorov

AJOB Primary Research: Volume 8 Issue 1 - Feb 2017

Online public reactions to fMRI communication with patients with disorders of consciousness: Quality of life, end-of-life decision making, and concerns with misdiagnosis Jennifer A. Chandler, Jeffrey A. Sun & Eric Racine

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

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News (58)

December 7, 2016 9:00 am

Newly discovered state of memory could help explain learning and brain disorders (Science)

This new memory state could have a range of practical implications, from helping college students learn more efficiently to assisting people with memory-related neurological conditions.

May 8, 2015 7:09 pm

Healthy diet tied to lower risk of cognitive decline

Older people who eat healthy, with more fruits and vegetables, nuts and fish in their diets, may be less likely to experience declines in thinking and memory over time, according to a new international study.

April 15, 2015 2:06 pm

Is the placebo effect in some people’s genes?

Some people may be genetically programmed to feel better after taking placebo pills, while others may only heal with real drugs, suggests a new review of existing research.

April 13, 2015 2:09 pm

Where does my personality fit in? (Where does my personality fit in?)

New research maps the personality of 380 places in Great Britain. Where do you fit in?

April 8, 2015 1:08 pm

Higher purpose in life tied to better brain health

People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new research.

March 9, 2015 6:37 pm

Psychedelic Drugs doesn’t negatively affect people’s mental health

A new study reveals that getting high on psychedelic drugs like LSD or psychoactive mushrooms does not heighten the risk of developing mental health issues. This is based on the analysis of more than 135,000 individuals, where 19,000 of them confessed of the intake of psychedelic drugs.

January 13, 2015 12:50 pm

Computers 'judge personality better than friends

Computers can be better at predicting our personality than our friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers has indicated.

November 17, 2014 6:37 pm

Schools’ preparedness for kids after concussion can vary

When kids are ready to resume classes after being out for a concussion, schools’ preparedness to handle them can vary widely, a new study suggests.

October 6, 2014 12:44 pm

Nobel prize in medicine awarded for discovery of brain’s ‘GPS’

Three scientists, including a husband-and-wife team, have been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for deciphering the mechanism in the brain that allows us to find our way around.

September 22, 2014 4:17 pm

A brain wave test could diagnose autistic kids more accurately — and earlier

A person poses with an electro-encephalography (EEG) cap, which measures brain activity, at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen near Munich. Autism researchers found promising signs that an EEG can be used to detect symptoms of autism in children and adolescents.

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