Bioethics.net » Neuroethics http://www.bioethics.net Where the World Finds Bioethics Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:15:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Cognitive (neuro)science and bioethics http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/cognitive-neuroscience-and-bioethics/ http://www.bioethics.net/2014/10/cognitive-neuroscience-and-bioethics/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:23:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=52765 by J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D.

In a recent article in Ethics, “Beyond Point-and-Shoot Morality: Why Cognitive (Neuro)Science Matters for Ethics,” Josh Greene argues that empirical research in moral judgment has significant relevance for normative ethics in that it (1) exposes the inner workings of our moral judgments, revealing that we should have less confidence in some of our judgments and the ethical theories that are based on them, and (2) informs us of where we tend to rely on intuition or automatic processing (which is often heavily emotive), but ought to rely more manual, controlled processing (such as consequentialist reasoning).…

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Spite Works. http://www.bioethics.net/news/spite-is-good-spite-works/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/spite-is-good-spite-works/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:18:52 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51016 http://www.bioethics.net/news/spite-is-good-spite-works/feed/ 0 Human Faces Can Express at Least 21 Distinct Emotions http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-faces-can-express-at-least-21-distinct-emotions/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-faces-can-express-at-least-21-distinct-emotions/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:57:59 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=51006 http://www.bioethics.net/news/human-faces-can-express-at-least-21-distinct-emotions/feed/ 0 Controlling Bias in Forensic Radiology http://www.bioethics.net/articles/controlling-bias-in-forensic-radiology/ http://www.bioethics.net/articles/controlling-bias-in-forensic-radiology/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:48:13 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=articles&p=51004 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Peer-Review http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/media-meld-science-credit-and-peer-review/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/09/media-meld-science-credit-and-peer-review/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:43:42 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48719 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Last week, a research team at the University of Washington announced what they jokingly refered to as a “Vulcan mind meld.” For those of you who are not Star Trek aficionados, that fictional process is where a Vulcan can reach into the mind of another Vulcan or human to understand and read that other mind. In this real experiment, a subject wearing an electrode-filled cap thinks about moving a finger and across the lab, another student wearing a similar cap involuntarily moves a finger to press a button on a keyboard.…

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Faster Than the Speed of Thought http://www.bioethics.net/2013/08/faster-than-the-speed-of-thought/ http://www.bioethics.net/2013/08/faster-than-the-speed-of-thought/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:36:46 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?p=48700 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

In the 1983 comedic film, The Man with Two Brains,”  Steve Martin’s character falls in love with a female brain preserved in a jar. The brain can communicate with Martin and they fall in love. Similarly, in the world of the soon-to-be-retired cartoon “Futurama,” most celebrities and politicians are kept as heads in a jar after death, where they can speak, eat, and even run the country.

On July 1, President Obama requested that the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues “identify a set of core ethical standards—both to guide neuroscience research and to address some of the ethical dilemmas that may be raised by the application of neuroscience research findings.” This request is part of his BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) that was announced April 2.…

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Brain scans predict which criminals are more likely to reoffend http://www.bioethics.net/news/brain-scans-predict-which-criminals-are-more-likely-to-reoffend/ http://www.bioethics.net/news/brain-scans-predict-which-criminals-are-more-likely-to-reoffend/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:58:21 +0000 http://www.bioethics.net/?post_type=news&p=48608 http://www.bioethics.net/news/brain-scans-predict-which-criminals-are-more-likely-to-reoffend/feed/ 0