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Neuroethics An Introduction with Readings

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ISBN-10: 0262062690

ISBN-13: 9780262062695

Edition: 2010

Authors: Martha J. Farah, L. Aaron Charles, V. Edward Gordon, Kazumasa Oda

List price: $70.00
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Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain, predict, and even control aspects of human behavior. The ethical issues that arise from these developments extend beyond the boundaries of conventional bioethics into philosophy of mind, psychology, theology, public policy, and the law. This broader set of concerns is the subject matter of neuroethics. In this book, leading neuroscientist Martha Farah introduces the reader to the key issues of neuroethics, placing them in scientific and cultural context and presenting a carefully chosen set of essays, articles, and excerpts from longer works that explore specific problems in neuroethics from the perspectives of a diverse set of authors.…    
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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/23/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Martha J. Farah is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Center for Neuroscience & Society. She has worked on many topics within neuroscience, including vision, prefrontal function, emotion, and development. In her three decades of research she has witnessed the advent of functional neuroimaging, the burgeoning of cognitive neuroscience, and its expansion into the study of social and affective processes. She is now focusing her attention on the ethical, legal and social implications of these developments.