Telling small lies may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future.
Head transplants may not work as planned
How can people function normally with only a fraction of a normal brain?
Researchers in Germany and the US have managed to interpret the brain activity and reconstruct utterances of words and full sentences.
The US media has been in a frenzy over allegations that civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal is really ‘white’.
There has been a dramatic rise in the number of brain-technology patents in the US.
Renown academic and presidential advisor Nita Farahany recently spoke with BioEdge about neuroscience and the law.
Can a teenager be responsible for mass murder?
What is the role of neuroscience in the courtroom?
Scientists from MIT say they have managed to manipulate ‘good’ and ‘bad’ memories in mice, in a study that may have significant impact on research into human memory alteration.
Calling for the integration of ethics into neuroscience, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues this week released the first of two volumes on the ethics of brain research.
Transhumanism has reached hollywood in a new high budget film called Transcendence.
The Society of Mutual Autopsy was an organisation formed in the late 1800s to advance neuroscience by examining dead members’ brains and to promote atheism by breaking sacred taboos.
Strict materialism is hardly a new idea but there are few scientists who are more daring about taking it to its logical conclusions than Patricia Churchland.
The debate over neuroscience in the courtroom continues. The latest word the discussion comes from Nita Farahany - a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
New research from Cambridge University has confirmed that some patients in a vegetative state are aware of the external world.
The majority – perhaps the vast majority – of neuroscience findings are as spurious as brain waves in a dead fish
The possibility of reading minds with brain scans is creating fierce controversy among legal scholars
Here’s the bioethical angle on the Boston Marathon bombing
Neuroethics looks like the place to be for up-and-coming bioethicists after President Obama’s state of the union address. He specifically mentioned neuroscience as the Next Big Thing in American science
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