The Human Brain Project: social and ethical challenges

Neuron. 2014 Jun 18;82(6):1212-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.06.001.

Abstract

Focusing on the Human Brain Project, I discuss some social and ethical challenges raised by such programs of research: the possibility of a unified knowledge of "the brain," balancing privacy and the public good, dilemmas of "dual use," brain-computer interfaces, and "responsible research and innovation" in governance of emerging technologies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / ethics*
  • Biomedical Research / trends
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Brain Diseases / genetics
  • Brain Diseases / therapy
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces / ethics*
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces / trends
  • Confidentiality / ethics
  • Confidentiality / trends
  • Humans
  • Psychophysiology / ethics
  • Psychophysiology / trends
  • Social Responsibility*