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:

COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT AND EMOTION

RECONSIDERING DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION

MINIMALLY CONSCIOUS AND END-OF-LIFE CARE

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

DBS for OCD? OMG!

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 (49)

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.

July 24, 2014 1:18 pm

Study: Dogs Experience Jealousy Emotion Too

old adage dogs are a man’s best friend may be truer than once thought, especially from the pooch’s perspective. In the first experimental test s of its kind, it was discovered that dogs experience jealousy just as humans do.

July 22, 2014 4:29 pm

Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes

It took 80,000 genetic samples, seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world, but scientists now have the most complete dossier on schizophrenia ever.

June 24, 2014 1:07 pm

It's time to get your brain in shape

From the outside, the human brain might not be much to look at. What makes it fascinating is hidden within, in the complicated circuitry of neurons that makes you who you are.

June 9, 2014 1:21 pm

Military Funds Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Feelings

Researcher Jose Carmena has worked for years training macaque monkeys to move computer cursors and robotic limbs with their minds. He does so by implanting electrodes into their brains to monitor neural activity.

June 6, 2014 1:39 pm

The National Institutes of Health is Working to Launch the BRAIN Initiative

About a year ago, President Obama announced the “launch” of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The National Institutes of Health approved an agenda and new funding plan on Thursday.

May 27, 2014 6:35 pm

New Venture Aims to Understand and Heal Disrupted Brain Circuitry to Treat Mental Illnesses

Scientists and physicians at UC San Francisco are leading a $26 million, multi-institutional research program in which they will employ advanced technology to characterize human brain networks and better understand and treat a range of common, debilitating psychiatric disorders, focusing first on anxiety disorders and major depression.

May 20, 2014 1:49 pm

Here come the rice-grain-sized brain implants: Stanford discovers way of beaming power to microimplants deep inside your body

Stanford electrical engineer and biological implant mastermind, Ada Poon, has discovered a way of wirelessly transmitting power to tiny, rice-grain-sized implants that are deep within the human body.

May 19, 2014 2:46 pm

The Ethics of Erasing Bad Memories

Though the emerging possibility of deleting traumatic memories could provide some people relief, the question remains whether it would fundamentally change who they are.

May 8, 2014 5:50 pm

Yawning alot? It's just your body trying to regulate your brain temperature

First we were told yawning meant we were tired. Then it was claimed yawning was the body’s mechanism to keep us awake. Now a new study says yawning cools the brain.

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