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Premises, Potential, and Problems, 1st Edition

Edited by James Giordano

CRC Press

354 pages

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New technologies that allow us to investigate mechanisms and functions of the brain have shown considerable promise in treating brain disease and injury. These emerging technologies also provide a means to assess and manipulate human consciousness, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, bringing with them the potential to transform society. Neurotech

Table of Contents

Neurotechnology as Demiurgical Force: Avoiding Icarus' Folly. The Potential Utility of Advanced Sciences Convergence: Analytical Methods to Depict, Assess, and Forecast Trends in Neuroscience and Neurotechnological Developments and Uses. Is the Use of Neurotechnology in Education an Enablement, Treatment, or Enhancement? Images of Uncertainty: Two Cases. Neurogenetic and Neural Tissue-Implantation Technology: Neuroethical, Legal, and Social Issues Neuroprotective Agents Commonly Display Hormesis: Implications for Nanoneuropharmacology. Neuroprostheses: Implications of the Current and Future State of the Science and Technology. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Personal Identity: Ethical Questions and Neuroethical Approaches for Medical Practice. Promises and Perils of Cognitive Performance Tools: A Dialogue. The Age of Neuroelectronics. Ethical Issues in Performance-Enhancing Technologies: From Bench to Headline The Cyborg and Cyborgization. Is Neuroenhancement Unnatural, and Does It Morally Matter? A Surety Engineering Framework and Process to Address Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues for Neurotechnologies. Neurotechnology, Culture, and the Need for a Cosmopolitan Neuroethics. Cognitive Enhancement, Analogical Reasoning, and Social Justice. Policy Implications of Technologies for Cognitive Enhancement. Neurotechnology Research and the World Stage: Ethics, Biopower, and Policy. Biotechnology: Who Benefits, Who Is Harmed?

About the Editor

James Giordano, PhD, is Director of the Center for Neurotechnology Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Arlington, Virginia, Fulbright Professor of Neuroscience, Neurotechnology and Ethics at the Human Science Center of Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, and Research Professor of Neurosciences and Ethics in the Department of Electrical and Computational Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. His ongoing research addresses the ethical issues that are generated from neuroscientific and neurotechnological research and its applications in medicine, public life, and sociocultural conduct.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Neurology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience