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  • noun The branch of bioethics that deals with the ethical implications of prescribing psychotropic drugs, such as antidepressants or amphetamines, that alter thought, mood, or behavior, and of techniques that image the brain to reveal information about motive or intent.

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  • noun The ethics of neuroscience and neurotechnology.

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  • noun the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases


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  • This is not quite right. Neuroethics is (n): the study of the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience, including the use of neurotechnology to alter the normal human brain and the use of brain imaging to derive psychological information about individuals.

    June 14, 2009

  • Exactly, it appears on the list The Golden Rule. Are the methods morally acceptable?

    June 14, 2009

  • In 2003, Jonsen introduced neuroethics as "a discipline that aligns the exploration and discovery of neurobiological knowledge with human value system".

    Tamara Bonaci, Ryan Calo & Howard Jay Chizeck, App Stores for the Brain: Privacy & Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces, 2014 IEEE Int’l Symp. on Ethics in Sci., Tech. & Eng’rg at 1-7, reprinted in IEEE Tech. & Soc’y Mag., June 2015, at 32-39 (citing A.r. Jonsen, The Birth of Bioethics (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2003)).

    June 1, 2016

  • I ponder the retro reflexes

    Of Britain's entrenched eurosceptics:

    Can doctors retrain

    The xenophobe brain

    Within bounds of strict neuroethics?

    September 30, 2017

  • Dunno, I kind of like old watches.

    October 1, 2017

  • It took me overnight, but when I awoke this morning I finally saw the pun buried deep in bilby's comment: "new Rolexes" - I think? In mysterious ways works that mind.

    October 1, 2017

  • I'd probably be looking at the first line of your limerick.

    October 1, 2017

  • Psst: that was a psst.

    October 1, 2017

  • I'm following you this time. It's obvious that psst is an initialism for "pun surreptitiously secreted in text."

    October 1, 2017