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What can neuroethicists learn from public attitudes about moral bioenhancement?

The Neuroethics Blog by Center for Ethics, Neuroethics Program (Emory University) features Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner as he writes about what neuroethicists can learn from public attitudes about moral bioenhancement. Click the title to read more.

Brain Injury and the Civil Right We Don’t Think About

Dr. Joseph J. Fins writes “Brain Injury and the Civil Right We Don’t Think About” on The Opinion Pages of The New York Times (Aug 24, 2017). Click the title to read more.

Congratulations Dr. Julie Robillard – New Associate Director, National Core for Neuroethics

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Julie Robillard, Assistant Professor of Neurology, as Associate Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Robillard’s research focus is on the experience of health care innovation in dementia and mental health, and on the integration of artificial intelligence to […]

Intelligent Curation: Improving Access to Quality Health Information Online

Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard and her team, including collaborator Dr. Jesse Hoey from the University of Waterloo, work toward improving acess to quality online health information. Click the title to read more.

A Feminist Neuroethics of Mental Health

The Neuroethics Blog features Dr. Ann E. Fink’s essay that explores how a feminist neuroethics framework enriches biological research into mental health. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Peter Reiner quoted in Newsweek on the neuroethics of Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface adventure

In April, the Silicon Valley billionaire announced plans to launch Neuralink—a company developing a brain-to-machine interface to cure brain ailments and help people compete with robots when the artificial intelligence revolution makes human brains obsolete. Featuring in the article, Dr. Peter Reiner talks about the ethics of neurotechnology, privacy of thought, and reason bypassing. Click […]

National Core for Neuroethics and KBHN hold successful community event to talk about brain health

No topic was considered taboo at Tuesday night’s “Talking about your kids and their brains” event, where a room full of experts and inquisitive adults discussed issues such as depression, dyslexia, and stress in children. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes elected Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics for CIHR

Congratulations to Core’s Dr. Judy Illes for being elected Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research! Dr. Illes will assume her duties on Thursday, July 6, 2017 for a three year term. Learn more about Dr. Illes’ research here. Dr. Illes is Professor of Neurology and Canada […]

The Early Edition interviews Dr. Judy Illes on the ethics of brain mapping and neurotechnology

CBC News’ The Early Edition (June 28, 2017 edition) interviews Dr. Judy Illes on the ethics of brain mapping and neurotechnology. Listen to the interview below (2:10:03 mark):

An interview with Prof Judy Illes, President of the International Neuroethics Society

It is 15 years since neuroethics emerged as a discipline and this year the International Neuroethics Society (INS) has become an associate member of FENS. Professor Judy Illes, president of INS talks to Dr Jane Haley (FENS Communication Committee) about the society, the importance of the field, … Click the title to read more.

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