What is Neuroethics?

What is Neuroethics?

Neuroethics is a vibrant and rapidly growing field that explores how neuroscience and neurotechnologies inform our value systems. The field of neuroethics explores the thorny questions that arise as new neuroscience innovations continually challenge notions of the self, free will, autonomy, the nature of disease, the mind, and what it means to be human. As the horizon on what is knowable about the life of the brain continues to expand, so does its worldwide impact on healthcare, legal systems, national security, and consumer culture. Neuroethics is not only the result of rapidly evolving brain sciences; it is the next innovation in the brain sciences.

Want to learn more about neuroethics?

I’m happy to give talks in both academic and general audience settings. See the media tab for samples of my talks and my writing for general audiences.

If you’d like for me to give a neuroethics talk to your group please contact neuroethics@emory.edu


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*Some* of my favorite topics to speak about:

  • Brain Machine Interfaces, Brain to Brain Interfaces
  • Brain Training Games and Neuroprivacy
  • Cognitive Enhancement
  • Cross-cultural (global) Neuroethics
  • Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnology
  • Data sharing with mental health apps, wearable neurotech, and social networks
  • Introduction to Neuroethics
  • Neuroethics and Art
  • Neurotechnologies and Lie Detection
  • Public Scholarship in Neuroethics
  • Preclinical detection of brain disorders
  • Psychogenic Movement Disorders
  • Placebo as Therapy
  • Professionalization of Women in Neuroethics

If you like for me to give a neuroethics talk to your group please contact neuroethics@emory.edu