Neuroethics in Focus

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The second module in this IEEE Brain eLearning Module series covers Neuroethics in Focus. This session will expand on the first module, Ethical Issues in Neural Technologies, by considering in detail four specific cases of ethical issue that have arisen in the context of neural technologies. These cases include cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation, brain computer interfaces, and neuroimaging. Participants will find this second module a natural expansion on the first module and will be both compelled and challenged by the cases and ethical issues that are discussed throughout. Participants will be able to continue reflecting on the lessons learned from these cases and how they might be extended into future research and development of neural technologies.


Laura Specker Sullivan

Laura Specker Sullivan, a specialist in interdisciplinary neuroethics and cross-cultural ethics, is a research fellow at the Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School. From 2015-2017 she was a postdoctoral neuroethics fellow at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington and the National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015, after spending two years as an international researcher at the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University. She is currently the chair of the Neuroethics Affinity Group for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the Philosophy and Medicine committee of the American Philosophical Association. She has published articles on medical ethics and neuroethics in the Journal of Neural Engineering, Science and Engineering Ethics, Brain-Computer Interfaces, American Journal of Bioethics - Neuroscience, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and Social Science and Medicine.

Publication Year: 2018

Neuroethics in Focus
  • Course Provider: IEEE Brain
  • Course Number: FDBRMAPEDU0002
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.05 CEU/ 0.5 PDH