Neuroethics in the Age of Brain Projects

Neuron. 2016 Nov 2;92(3):637-641. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.048.


Neuroscience advances have brought important ethical questions. The recent launch of two large brain projects, the United States BRAIN Initiative and the European Union Human Brain Project, should accelerate progress in understanding the brain. This article examines neuroethics in those two projects, as well as its exploration by other efforts.

Keywords: BRAIN Initiative; Human Brain Project; brain projects; ethics; neuroethics; neuroscience.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Bioethical Issues*
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Neurosciences / ethics*
  • United States