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PODCAST | Neuroethical Perspectives on Cognitive Enhancement

Author(s)

Carlos Faraco

Advances in drug development and neurotechnology over the last century have noticeably increased our ability to target cognitive-behavioral networks and help those with physical disabilities. These and future advances could potentially provide a pathway by which to use drugs and/or devices to consistently enhance human cognition and behavior, rather than just treat or manage the symptoms of medical conditions. Currently, several prescription medications are being taken by the general public solely for their cognitive enhancing effects, and do-it-yourselfers are making neurostimulation devices at home in attempts to modulate the functioning of their own brains. In this Sci on the Fly episode we discuss cognitive enhancement from a neuroethics perspective with Dr. Veljko Dubljevic, from NC State University. Dr. Dubljevic provides some valuable insight regarding the pros and cons of cognitive enhancement and the role of neuroethicists in informing the public debate on this issue.

Participants

HostCarlos Faraco (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosfaraco), Ph.D., Neuroscience
2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow, National Institute of Justice

GuestVeljko Dubljevic (https://www.linkedin.com/in/veljko-dubljevic-1a633612), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, NC State University

Director and Executive Producer: Carlos Faraco (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosfaraco), Ph.D., Neuroscience
2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow, National Institute of Justice


Source URL: https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog/podcast-neuroethical-perspectives-cognitive-enhancement

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