Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science Essential Readings in Neuroethics

ISBN-10: 1932594256

ISBN-13: 9781932594256

Edition: 2007

Authors: Walter Glannon
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Description: Where is the line between instinct and free will in humans? How far can technology and medicine go to manipulate the brain? With every new discovery about the human mind, more and more questions emerge about the boundaries of consciousness, responsibility, and how far neuroscience research can go. The fledgling field of neuroethics has sought answers to these questions since the first formal neuroethics conference was held in 2002. This groundbreaking volume collects the expert and authoritative writings published since then that have laid the groundwork for this rapidly expanding debate. "Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science" traverses the breadth of neuroethics, exploring six broad areas--including free will, moral responsibility, and legal responsibility; psychopharmacology; and brain injury and brain death--in thirty provocative articles. The scientific and ethical consequences of neuroscience research and technology are plumbed by leading thinkers and scientists, from Antonio Damasio's "The Neural Basics of Social Behavior: Ethical Implications" to "Monitoring and Manipulating Brain Function" by Martha J. Farah and Paul Root Wolpe. These and other in-depth chapters articulate the thought-provoking questions that emerge with every new scientific discovery and propose solutions that mediate between the freedom of scientific endeavor and the boundaries of ethicalresponsibility. As science races toward a future that is marked by startling new possibilities for our bodies and minds, "Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science" is the definitive assessment of the ethical criteria guiding neuroscientists today.

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dana Press, The
Publication date: 8/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Foundational Issues
Visions for a New Field of "Neuroethics"
Neuroethics for the New Millennium
Emerging Ethical Issues in Neuroscience
Monitoring and Manipulating Brain Function: New Neuroscience Technologies and Their Ethical Implications
Neuroscience and Neuroethics
Professional Obligation and Public Understanding
From the "Public Understanding of Science" to Scientists' Understanding of the Public
Ethical Issues in Taking Neuroscience Research from Bench to Bedside
Models for the Neuroethical Debate in the Community
Neuroimaging
Neuroethics in a New Era of Neuroimaging
Ethical and Practical Considerations in ManagingIncidental Findings in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Legal and Ethical Issues in Neuroimaging Research: Human Subjects Protection, Medical Privacy, and the Public Communication of Research Results
Incidental Findings on Research Functional MR Images: Should We Look?
Imaging or Imagining? A Neuroethics Challenge Informed by Genetics
Brains, Genes, and the Making of the Self
Free Will, Moral Reasoning, and Responsibility
The Neural Basis of Social Behavior: Ethical Implications
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