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September 26, 2005
The Ethical Mind Debate Continues
Stanford's neuroethics newsgroup has posted another excellent monthly round up of brain related ethics news:
Is ‘the new neuromorality’ a threat to traditional views of right and wrong? August/Sept. Reason magazine
Stunning news of a tumor serendipitously discovered NYTimes, September 6
Doctor controls Harvard's brain trust. CNN.com, August 30th
Does neuroscience refute ethics? Mises Institute
The Island puts clones fear in the picture Scotsman, August 22
The male condition New York Times, August 8
Beyond Palmeiro: Where's the line? Newsday, August 8
UCLA/Weizmann neuroscientists first to correlate actual brain activity with fMRI signals Medical News Today, Aug. 5
Rampaging mice made more human Medical Reporter, July 6
A battle over brain donations Washington Post, June 30
Upcoming Events of Interest:
October 6: Bio-X Symposium: " Ethical Dimensions in Neuroscience."Assorted speakers present cross-disciplinary research involving neuroscience and ethics. 4:00–6:00 PM. P-080, Lucas Center.
October 20-23: American Society for Bioethics and Humanities(ASBH) Annual Meeting. "Suffering and Justice." Omni Shoreham Hotel. Washington, DC. For more information, please visit
October 21: 12 PM, Neuroethics Affinity Group Luncheon.
November 12-16: Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Annual Meeting
NOTE: For those of you interested I will be speaking on a neurology panel on Wednesday at the Dow Jones VentureWire Health Care conference in Redwood City. Click here for more info.
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