ISBN-10:
1932594027
ISBN-13:
9781932594027
Pub. Date:
05/31/2006
Publisher:
Dana Press
Hard Science, Hard Choices: Facts, Ethics, and Policies Guiding Brain Science Today

Hard Science, Hard Choices: Facts, Ethics, and Policies Guiding Brain Science Today

by Sandra J. Ackerman, Sandra Ackerman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932594027
Publisher: Dana Press
Publication date: 05/31/2006
Series: Dana Press - Dana Foundation Series on Neuroethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sandra Ackerman is a science journalist and the author of Discovering the Brain.

Table of Contents

Foreword
 
PART ONE.  OVERVIEW
 
Introduction
 
Chapter 1
What We can Learn from a Chimera
Enhancement, for Better or Worse
 
Chapter 2
Neuroimaging and the Law
Neuroscreening and Predictions
 
Chapter 3
Too Much Help?
Neuroscience and Morality
Imminent Prospects and Responsibilities
 
PART TWO.  NEUROIMAGING
 
Chapter 4
The Power of an Image
What Are We Seeing?
 
Chapter 5
Brain Privacy
False Memories
 
Chapter 6
There and Not There
Who Is Conscious?
Qualities of Consciousness
 
Chapter 7
Decision-Making Circuits
Moral Decision Making in the Human Brain
 
PART THREE.  DRUGS IN THE BRAIN
 
Chapter 8
Starting with Safety
Psychiatric Drugs for Children
Unfair Advantage in a Pill?
 
Chapter 9
What is Worth Treating?
How Genes Interact with Drugs
Therapy versus Enhancement
 
Chapter 10
Dual-Purpose Research
What Can We Do and What Should We Do?
 
PART FOUR.  NEUROTECHNOLOGY
 
Chapter 11
A New Age of Neurotechnology
 
Chapter 12
Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
How Deep Brain Stimulation Works
Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression
Ethical and Practical Concerns of Deep Brain Stimulation
 
Chapter 13
The Brain-Computer Interface
Ethics of Neurosurgery
 
Chapter 14
Business Considerations
The Therapy-Enhancement Distinction
The Role of the Neuroethicist
 
Hard Science, Hard Choices:  A Public Discussion of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law
 
Further Reading
Index

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