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Neuroethics : an introduction with readings

Author: Martha J Farah
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Basic bioethics.
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"Neuroscience increasingly allows us to explain, predict, and even control aspects of human behavior. The ethical issues that arise from these developments extend beyond the boundaries of conventional bioethics into philosophy of mind, psychology, theology, public policy, and the law. This broader set of concerns is the subject matter of neuroethics. In this book, leading neuroscientist Martha Farah introduces the
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha J Farah
ISBN: 9780262062695 0262062690 9780262514606 0262514605
OCLC Number: 498365634
Description: xv, 379 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Neuroethics : an overview --
Better brains --
Brain, self, and authenticity --
Brain reading --
Neuroscience and justice --
Brains and persons.
Series Title: Basic bioethics.
Responsibility: edited by Martha J. Farah.

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Explores the ethical, legal, and societal issues arising from brain imaging, psychopharmacology, and other new developments in neuroscience.  Read more...

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"[ Neuroethics] nicely captures the most intriguing and contentious issues in neuroethics. It is clearly the best introduction to the field, an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses on Read more...

 
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schema:description"Neuroethics is an essential guide to the most intellectually challenging and socially significant issues at the interface of neuroscience and society. Farah's clear writing and well-chosen readings will be appreciated by scientist and humanist alike, and the inclusion of questions for discussion in each section enhances the book's appeal for classroom use. --"@en
schema:description""This is a timely and extremely important book. It deals with one of the defining topics of our time: how the new knowledge generated by modern neuroscience overlaps with the domains of law, medicine, and ethics. What can brain scans tell us about lying? Do animals feel pain? Is Ritalin overprescribed? Is cognitive enhancement a good idea? How should we define death? These epic questions don't have easy answers, but this book gives us essential insights into the issues at stake." Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide "--Book jacket."@en
schema:description""An invaluable introduction to a field of growing importance and interest." Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and The Stuff of Thought --"@en
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schema:description""The use of new discoveries, principles, and procedures from the neurosciences has outpaced careful analysis and discussion of the unintended consequences and the personal and societal implications of these new applications. Neuroethics underscores the scope and depth of this gap and begins to fill it. This foundational volume is essential reading for those who seek to use the neurosciences to address human problems, those who seek to regulate such applications, and those who simply wish to be able to engage in a rational discussion of the role of the neurosciences in society." John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, The University of Chicago --"@en
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