Neuroethics: An emerging new discipline in the study of brain and cognition

  title={Neuroethics: An emerging new discipline in the study of brain and cognition},
  author={Judy Illes and Thomas A. Raffin},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  • J. IllesT. Raffin
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Psychology, Biology, Medicine
  • Brain and Cognition

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.

The neuroethics and neurolaw of brain injury.

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Ethics in fMRI Studies*

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Neuroimaging, culture, and forensic psychiatry.

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  • Psychology
    The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
  • 2009
The neuroethics and neurolegal literature on the use of forensic neuroimaging within the courtroom is surveyed and recommendations are offered on how forensic psychiatrists can add to this research, given their professional interface between law and medicine.

Neuroethics: A Moral Approach Towards Neuroscience Research

Context: Ethical issues have always been a topic of concern in basic science and clinical research. The ethical implications of neuroscience research and treatment have adopted the label

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After a decade of growth and development, neuroethics as a defined discipline is establishing domains of inquiry and action, a defined canon, and set(s) of practices. Neuroethical address and

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Advances in neuroscience are increasingly intersecting with issues of ethical, legal, and social interest. This study is an analysis of press coverage of an advanced technology for brain imaging,

Neuroeconomics : A Basic Review ( Neuroeconomía : Una Revisión Básica )

The foundations of economic theory were constructed assuming that details about the functioning of the brain’s black box would not be known. But now neuroscience has proved the pessimistic prediction

A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 1: overview and reviews – defining and describing the field and its practices

This document provides an iterative, four-part document that affords a repository of international papers, books, and chapters that address the field in overview, and present discussion(s) of more particular aspects and topics of neuroethics.



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Potentially negative long-term consequences in four areas are emphasized, if specific neuromaturational, neurophysiological, and neuropsychological facts within a neurodevelopmental and ecological

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  • 1993
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Our Brains, our selves— reflections on neuroethical questions

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