Students examine some examples of ethical issues that have resulted from our expanded knowledge of neuroscience. They are asked to write a position paper describing their own point of view on one of these controversial topics.
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New technologies that permit us to observe the workings of the human brain and to influence its function also raise critical ethical and policy questions.
The Dana Review summarizes emergent issues in the area of neuroethics.
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The Dana review examines ethical questions about the ends of research, enhancement, and human nature.
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Students will experiment with an interactive animation to compare mutant and wild-type mice in a water maze. They will analyze data and discuss findings of a research paper.
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Donated brains become are indispensable to enabling scientists to spot and characterize what is abnormal in afflicted brains.
The potential gains of improving or therapeutically altering memory are compelling, but ethical considerations are imperative.