Tag: neuroscience

Blog Posts (52)

June 23, 2014

What’s Next for the Bioethics Commission?

As part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative announced in April 2013, President Obama charged the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct and implications of neuroscience research. Specifically the President asked the Bioethics Commission to “identify proactively a […]
June 16, 2014

The Bioethics Commission Recommends Explicit Inclusion of Ethical Perspectives on Scientific Advisory and Review Bodies

It its latest report, Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society (Gray Matters, Vol. 1), the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) emphasizes the need to integrate science and ethics in neuroscience. This report is the first part of the Bioethics Commission’s response to President Obama’s charge to “identify […]
June 10, 2014

Bioethics Commission Wraps up Meeting in Atlanta

In a roundtable discussion to conclude its Atlanta meeting, members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) and the day’s invited speakers delved deeper into how to respond to President Obama’s charge to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct of neuroscience research and implications of its findings. Amy […]
June 10, 2014

Considering How Neuroscience Could Influence Moral Decisions

Resuming its consideration of ethical issues generated by neuroscience research, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) turned its attention Tuesday morning to the potential implications of what advances in neuroscience might mean for ethics and moral decision-making. The session featured Joshua D. Greene, Ph.D., the John and Ruth Hazel Associate […]
June 10, 2014

Live from Atlanta for Day 2

We’re back from Atlanta for day two of the seventeenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Atlanta today, June 10, 2014, from  9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. At this meeting, the Bioethics Commission will continue its review of the ethical issues associated with […]
June 9, 2014

Roundtable Discussion: Seeking Guidance for Recommendations

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) continued its examination of the ethical issues associated with neuroscience research with an in-depth roundtable discussion involving both members and presenters. Amy Gutmann, Ph.D., Chair of the Bioethics Commission, asked “If there was one thing and only one thing that you think is ripe […]
June 9, 2014

Considering Ethics of Neurological Research at All Stages of Life

As the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) continues examining ethical issues associated with neuroscience research and the application of research findings, the discussion in Atlanta turned to the difficult issues that arise in neurological research conducted at different stages of life. In his charge to the panel, President Obama noted […]
June 9, 2014

Bioethics Commission Continues Discussion about Neuroscience and Ethics

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.
June 9, 2014

Live from Atlanta

Welcome to the live blog for the seventeenth public meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission). The Bioethics Commission is meeting in Atlanta today, June 9, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., ET and tomorrow, June 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. At this meeting, the […]
June 3, 2014

Bioethics Commission Recommends Integrating Ethics and Science through Education at All Levels

In Gray Matters: Integrative Approaches for Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society(Gray Matters, Vol. 1), the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) emphasized the need to integrate ethics throughout the life of neuroscience research and considered various approaches to integration. Early and explicit integration of ethics and neuroscience research enables scientists, ethicists, educators, […]