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At-home brain stimulation gaining followers

Core’s Dr. Peter Reiner featured in an article by Science News on DIY ‘head zappers’. Read more here.

Podcast: The validity of tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s (La validité des tests pour diagnostiquer l’Alzheimer)

Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard interviewed on online health info for Alzheimer at CBC’s Phare Ouest on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Click here to listen.

Considering the Ethical Implications of Cognitive Enhancement

“Cognitive enhancement is more complicated than it seems at first blush…” – Core’s Dr. Peter Reiner on the ethical implications of cognitive enhancement at the recent Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues Meeting (Aug 20, 2014). Click here to read the full summary of the session, Ethical Considerations in Cognitive Enhancement.

National Core for Neuroethics Researchers Featured in Science Magazine

Young researchers from the National Core for Neuroethics at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health talked to Science Magazine about challenging ethical questions facing young investigators. Shelly Benjaminy, Karen Jacob, Cody Lo and Nina Di Pietro discussed issues ranging from patient understanding of new medical technologies to the use of drugs to enhance brain […]

Should we all be taking “smart” drugs?

CKNW-AM980’s the Bill Good Show interviews Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner on ‘smart’ drugs. — SHOULD WE ALL BE TAKING “SMART” DRUGS? The technical terms is “nootropics” but they’re also known as “smart drugs.” Supplements that purport to boost your brain power beyond its natural sluggishness and inspire you to new heights of focus and […]

Members of the Core featured at NextGen’s VOICES

Members of the Core’s responses on the question “What is the most challenging ethical question facing young investigators in your field? How should it be addressed?” featured at Science Magazine’s NextGen’s VOICES.

Opinion: Climate right for environmental neuroethics

Drs. Judy Illes, Ralph Matthews and Julie Robillard write on environmental neuorethics at a special article for the Vancouver Sun.

9-Volt Nirvana

Core’s Dr. Peter Reiner and Nicholas Fitz featured at Radiolab Podcasts on access to “brain zappers” and its implications.