by Vanessa Rampton
Slate | March 20, 2017
Today, we are increasingly aware that new developments in science and technology bring with them increased moral responsibility. But by downplaying the relationship between morality and freedom, there is a danger that we could undermine the moral learning that goes on when we think actively about the validity of our own intuitions.
by Sarah Scoles
Pacific Standard magazine | March 13, 2017
A team using BRAIN Initiative money is working to determine what the "normal" range of emotion looks like in the brain, hoping to build deep-brain stimulators that could monitor one's mind and "correct" it to normal when it wanders too far down the low-mood or manic paths.
by New York Times Editorial Board
New York Times | March 11, 2017
States that channel most under-18 offenders into juvenile courts have seen less recidivism; now some states are considering creating a "young adult" category for 19- and 20-year-olds.
by Ed Yong
Atlantic magazine | February 27, 2017
Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray.
The Neuroethics Blog | February 21, 2017
A Q&A with Maggie Thompson and Tim Brown, graduate students at the University of Washington. Maggie studies electrical engineering, and Tim studies philosophy (in particular, neuroethics). They are both members of the Biorobotics Laboratory—a multidisciplinary lab investigating the interface between human bodies and machines. Tim serves as the lab’s “embedded ethicist.”
by Bret Stetka
NPR | February 17, 2017
Until Ronald Reagan, septuagenarian presidents at risk for dementia weren't a concern.
"Donald Trump at the time of his inauguration was older than half of our deceased former presidents at the age when they died," says Dr. Jacob Appel, a Mt. Sinai School of Medicine psychiatrist who has studied the health of politicians and presidents.
by Bob Yirka
Phys.org | February 14, 2017
For many years, cognitive researchers have relied on the mirror self-recognition test as a means for determining if an animal is capable of self-awareness. But a team of researchers at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences has found that rhesus monkeys can pass the mirror self-awareness test if they are first taught how mirrors work.
by Joseph J. Fins
Montana Standard | January 26, 2017
Many people see the 21st Century Cures Act as a boon for medical research, but researcher Joseph Fins also see it as "legislation that will help realize the civil rights of people with severe brain injury. With new understanding and better neurotechnologies, we can help patients communicate and reengage with their world. The long arc of justice demands nothing less for citizens with severe brain injury."
by Jonathan Moreno
The Neuroethics Blog | January 24, 2017
A new U.S. strategic doctrine called the third offset poses an important challenge for the field of neuroethics.
by Dave Gershgorn
Quartz | January 19, 2017
The company is capitalizing on a gap in the market—well-designed, high-quality wireless earbuds that don’t make you look like an early-aughts Bluetooth dad. But Doppler is also vying to redefine the way we hear, and by extension how we interact with the world around us, by giving our ears their own assistants.
Discover Magazine | January 14, 2017
Results of a recent meta-analysis were surprising: It turned out that there were very few differences between different disorders in terms of the distribution of the group differences across the brain.
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by John Walsh
Mosaic Science | January 10, 2017
Aching, throbbing, searing, excruciating – pain is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors measure it? John Walsh finds out about new ways of assessing the agony.