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The Extraordinary Personality Changes Caused By Brain Implants

The British-Irish artist Neil Harbisson is a cyborg. That is how he identifies and how he claims the UK government recognises him, given he was allowed to appear in his passport photograph with the antenna which he had permanently attached to his skull in 2004. Click the title to read more.

If you could erase the worst memory of your life, would you? Scientists are working on a pill for that

Researchers are working on ways to edit memories — to make the intolerable bearable — by, say, blocking the synaptic changes needed for a memory to solidify. CLick the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes appointed as Director at Large of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Dr. Judy Illes for her appointment as a Director at Large with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Click the title to read more.

The ethics of neurotechnology

A discussion of the ethical issues associated with decoding and modulating brain function. Click the title to read more.

Sex robots increase the potential for gender-based violence

Sex robots made headlines after American comedian Whitney Cummings brought out her very own lookalike robot for her Netflix special called Can I Touch It? RealBotix, the company that made Cummings’ robot, says that since the special, there has been a wave of demand for their robots. Click the title to read more.

New technologies for the brain require ethical approaches to innovation

Brain technologies are all the rage these days. Entrepreneurs are selling wearable devices in the open marketplace with claims of benefits to memory, attention and concentration. Click the title to read more.

‘It just really ethically scares me’: Caution urged as scientists look to create human-monkey chimeras

Some Alzheimer’s researchers are proposing the creation of human-monkey chimeras — part-human beings with entire portions of the brain entirely human derived. Click the title to read more.

New technologies for the brain require ethical approaches to innovation

Brain technologies are all the rage these days. Entrepreneurs are selling wearable devices in the open marketplace with claims of benefits to memory, attention and concentration. Click the title to read more.

Weekly Weinersmith Soonish Series features Dr. Judy Illes

Listen to Core’s Dr. Judy Illes as she talks about the latest on what’s being done to address the ethics of brain-computer interfaces at the latest episode of the Weekly Weinersmith. Click the title to read more.

Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?

Direct-to-consumer neurotechnology is all the rage. A quick Google search will reveal devices that promise to accelerate learning, promote weight loss, improve sleep, and treat depression, just to name a few. Click the title to read more.