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Bioethics: Neuroethics: The Brain Sciences Pose Ethical – and Philosophical – Conundrums – The Doctor

Via  – Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain

Neuroethics is concerned with the social, legal, and ethical dilemmas that the brain sciences can cause. For example, is it fair to others when some students or workers take brain-enhancing drugs to improve test scores or job performance?


The field of Neuroethics is what promises to mediate the laws of the land in a future not too dissimilar from the setting of the film Minority Report. The question is no longer whether a brain scan can be used to determine criminal guilt, but what happens when that becomes reality?

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