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Beyond sensory substitution—learning the sixth sense
- S. Nagel, C. Carl, Tobias Kringe, R. Märtin, P. König
- Biology, PsychologyJournal of neural engineering
- 1 December 2005
The results indicate that the sensory information provided by the belt is processed and boosts performance, and if inconsistent with other sensory signals leads to variable performance, does interact with the vestibular nystagmus and in half of the experimental subjects leads to qualitative changes of sensory experience.
Critical Neuroscience: Linking Neuroscience and Society through Critical Practice
We outline the framework of the new project of Critical Neuroscience: a reflexive scientific practice that responds to the social, cultural and political challenges posed by the advances in the…
Sensory Augmentation for the Blind
- Silke Kärcher, Sandra Fenzlaff, Daniel Hartmann, S. Nagel, P. König
- PsychologyFront. Hum. Neurosci.
- 1 March 2012
The present experimental approach demonstrates the positive potential of sensory augmentation devices for the help of handicapped people by providing a late blind subject with a vibrotactile belt that continually signals the direction of magnetic north.
- W. Graf, S. Nagel, L. Epstein, G. Miller, R. Nass, D. Larriviere
- Medicine, PsychologyNeurology
- 26 March 2013
Based on currently available data and the balance of ethics issues reviewed in this position paper, neuroenhancement in legally and developmentally nonautonomous children and adolescents without a diagnosis of a neurologic disorder is not justifiable.
Learning New Sensorimotor Contingencies: Effects of Long-Term Use of Sensory Augmentation on the Brain and Conscious Perception
An fMRI compatible sensory augmentation device, the feelSpace belt, is designed, which gives orientation information about the direction of magnetic north via vibrotactile stimulation on the waist of participants, and results suggest that training entails activity in sensory as well as higher motor centers and brain areas known to be involved in navigation.
Too Much of a Good Thing? Enhancement and the Burden of Self-Determination
- S. Nagel
- 30 April 2010
There is a remedy available for many of our ailments: Psychopharmacology promises to alleviate unsatisfying memory, bad moods, and low self-esteem. Bioethicists have long discussed the ethical…
Addiction and Moralization: the Role of the Underlying Model of Addiction
It is argued that a deficit in reasons responsiveness as basis for attribution of moral responsibility can be realized by multiple different causes, disease being one, but it also seems likely that alternative accounts of addiction as developed by Flanagan, Lewis, and Levy, may also involve mechanisms, psychological, social, and neurobiological that can diminish reasons responsiveness.
Modernizing Relationship Therapy through Social Thermoregulation Theory: Evidence, Hypotheses, and Explorations
The authors suggest crafting a Social Thermoregulation Therapy (STT) as enhancement to existing relationship therapies by first doing exploratory research during couples’ therapy, followed by Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) prior to implementation.
Enhancement for well-being is still ethically challenging
- S. Nagel
- Philosophy, PsychologyFront. Syst. Neurosci.
- 30 April 2014
Four examples illustrate why any enhancement intervention, including those motivated by the desire to increase well-being, still demands ethical reflection.
Enhancement in Children and Adolescents: Scrutinizing Effects Beyond Cognition
determined even in individuals with a sincere belief in equality (Terbeck et al. 2012). Consequently, Vrecko’s subjects might not have had sufficient self-reflecting ability to recognize the nature…