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fMRI in the public eye
The wide dissemination and expanding applications of functional MRI have not escaped the attention of the media or discussion in the wider public arena. From the bench to the bedside, this technologyExpand
Pragmatic Neuroethics: Improving Treatment and Understanding of the Mind-Brain
Today the measurable health burden of neurological and mental health disorders matches or even surpasses any other cluster of health conditions. At the same time, the clinical applications of recentExpand
Literacy, readability and cultural barriers: critical factors to consider when educating older African Americans about anticoagulation therapy.
The results of the study revealed the average self-reported for highest grade completed in school was twelfth grade; however, the actual mean reading skills were between seventh and eighth grade; the readability of the written information was three to four grades higher than patients' reading abilities. Expand
Brain Imaging
An analysis of press coverage of an advanced technology for brain imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, that has gained significant public visibility over the past ten years concludes that neuroscience provides an ideal model for exploring science communication and ethics in a multicultural context. Expand
Preparing the ethical future of deep brain stimulation.
Important ethical and social challenges exist in the current and extending practice of DBS, notably in patient selection, informed consent, resource allocation, and in public understanding. Expand
Neurotalk: improving the communication of neuroscience research
A cultural shift that explicitly recognizes and rewards public outreach, the identification and development of neuroscience communication experts, and ongoing empirical research on the public communication of neuroscience are suggested. Expand
Autonomy and Coercion in Academic “Cognitive Enhancement” Using Methylphenidate: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders
There is mounting evidence that methylphenidate (MPH; Ritalin) is being used by healthy college students to improve concentration, alertness, and academic performance. One of the key concernsExpand
Cognitive Enhancement, Lifestyle Choice or Misuse of Prescription Drugs?
The prospects of enhancing cognitive or motor functions using neuroscience in otherwise healthy individuals has attracted considerable attention and interest in neuroethics (Farah et al., NatureExpand
Contemporary neuroscience in the media.
It was found that print media coverage of the use of neurotechnology for diagnosis or therapy in neuropsychiatric disorders was generally optimistic and the implications of transfer of neuroscience knowledge to society given the substantial and authoritative weight ascribed to neuroscience knowledge in defining who the authors are are. Expand
Disagreements with implications: diverging discourses on the ethics of non-medical use of methylphenidate for performance enhancement
A variety of perspectives regarding ethical, legal and social issues related to the non-medical use of MPH for performance enhancement and its impact upon social practices and institutions are found. Expand