“The marketing of direct-to-consumer “neurotechnologies” can be enticing: apps that diagnose a mental state, and brain devices that improve cognition or “read” one’s emotional state. However, many of these increasingly popular products aren’t fully supported by science and have little to no regulatory oversight, which poses [Read more…] about Bioethicists call for stronger oversight of direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies
The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains (The Atlantic):
“…darpa officials refer to the potential consequences of neurotechnology by invoking the acronym elsi, a term of art devised for the Human Genome Project. It stands for “ethical, legal, social implications.” The man who led the discussion on ethics among the research teams [Read more…] about Anticipating ethical implications of DARPA’s neurotechnology push
How will the Clinicians, Patients and Consumers of the Future ensure appropriate use of brain enhancement methods encompassing lifestyle, supplements, brain training, meditation, bio/ neurofeedback, tDCS and more? (recording requires registration; view slidedeck above or Here)
- Dr. Eddie Martucci, Co-Founder and CEO of Akili Interactive Labs
- Dr. Anna Wexler, science writer, filmmaker and postdoc fellow at the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at UPenn’s Perelman School of Medicine
- Dr. Olivier Oullier, President of EMOTIV
- Dr. Peter Reiner, Co-Founder of the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia
- Chaired by: Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)
Slidedeck above supported session held during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th).
Proud to confirm that Dr. Anna Wexler, a science writer, filmmaker and postdoc fellow in advanced biomedical ethics at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the Present and Future of DIY Brain Enhancement (especially brain stimulation modalities such as tDCS) at the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit.
Her research centers on the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging neurotechnology. Dr. Wexler received [Read more…] about Dr. Anna Wexler to discuss the Present and Future of DIY Brain Enhancement at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th)
“…Alarmist medical advertising is pretty funny on television, but it can be far more troubling in real life. Although I’ve never been alerted to impending death, I recently received an advertisement from my own trusted health care provider warning that I may have Alzheimer’s disease, although I have no known symptoms and no complaints. [Read more…] about Beware alarmist medical advertising about Alzheimer’s disease: The story of one “Brain Health Quiz”
A new category of human rights: neurorights (BioMed Central):
“Neuroscience provides us with an insight into the mental processes underpinning human behavior: thanks to rapid advances in neurotechnology it is possible to record, monitor, decode and modulate the neural correlates of mental processes with ever more accuracy. In this rapidly evolving technological scenario [Read more…] about Researchers propose four “neurorights” to harness neurotechnology for good: cognitive liberty, mental privacy, mental integrity, and psychological continuity