Ethical Concerns in the Brain



The implications of neuroscience research when it is used in the cause of national security raise several ethical considerations.

National security research is not just about building better missiles or planes. Federally sponsored neuroscientists are studying ways to exploit brains as well as bombs, delving into brain functions relamri_brain.jpgting to sleep, learning, and decision making.

However, “neurosecurity” research, as one observer calls it, skates not only along the edge of knowledge but at the border of bioethics as well.

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