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Title Neurotechnology : premises, potential, and problems / edited by James Giordano
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (320 pages)
Series Advances in neurotechnology
Advances in neurotechnology.
Contents Ch. 1. Neurotechnology as demiurgical force : avoiding Icarus' folly / James Giordano -- ch. 2. The potential utility of advanced sciences convergence : analytical methods to depict, assess, and forecast trends in neuroscience and neurotechnological developments and uses / Ashok Vaseashta -- ch. 3. Is the use of neurotechnology in education an enablement, treatment, or enhancement? / M. Layne Kalbfleisch -- ch. 4. Images of uncertainty : two cases of neuroimages and what they cannot show / Tom Koch -- ch. 5. Neurogenetic and neural tissues-implantation technology : neuroethical, legal, and social issues / James Giordano -- ch. 6. Neuroprotective agents commonly display hormesis : implications for nanoneuropharmacology / Edward J. Calabrese, John A. Ives, and James Giordano -- ch. 7. Neuroprostheses : implications of the current and future state of the science and technology / Pratik Y. Chhatbar and Subrata Saha -- ch. 8. Transcranial magnetic stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and personal identity : ethical questions and neuroethical approaches for medical practice / Fabrice Jotterand and James Giordano -- ch. 9. Promises and perils of cognitive performance tools : a dialogue / Erik Viirre, Fran├žoise Baylis, and Jocelyn Downie -- ch. 10. The age of neuroelectronics / Adam Keiper -- ch. 11. Ethical issues in performance-enhancing technologies : from bench to headline / Eric Racine, Donald DuRousseau, and Judy Illes -- ch. 12. The cyborg and cyborgization / Paolo Benanti -- ch. 13. Is neuroenhancement unnatural, and does it morally matter? / Helena Siipi -- ch. 14. A surety engineering framework and process to address ethical, legal, and social issues for neurotechnologies / Wendy L. Shaneyfelt and David E. Peercy -- ch. 15. Neurotechnology, culture, and the need for a cosmopolitan neuroethics / James Giordano and Roland Benedikter -- ch. 16. Cognitive enhancement, analogical reasoning, and social justice / Darryl Gunson -- ch. 17. Policy implications of technologies for cognitive enhancement / Daniel Sarewitz and Thomas H. Karas -- ch. 18. Neurotechnology research and the world stage : ethics, biopower, and policy / Misti Ault Anderson, Nicholas Fitz, and Daniel Howlader -- ch. 19. Biotechnology : who benefits, who is harmed? / Jolyon Jesty
Summary New technologies that allow us to investigate mechanisms and functions of the brain have shown considerable promise in treating brain disease and injury. These emerging technologies also provide a means to assess and manipulate human consciousness, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, bringing with them the potential to transform society. Neurotechnology: Premises, Potential, and Problems explores the technical, moral, legal, and sociopolitical issues that arise in and from today's applications of neuroscience and technology and discusses their implications for the future.<
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Neurosciences -- Philosophy
Neurosciences -- ethics
Biomedical Engineering -- ethics
Nanotechnology -- ethics
Socioeconomic Factors
MEDICAL -- Instruments & Supplies.
Neurosciences -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic book
Form Electronic book
Author Giordano, James J.
ISBN 9781439826287