Neurotechnology and Society: Strengthening Responsible Innovation in Brain Science

Neuron. 2016 Nov 2;92(3):642-646. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.053.


Technological advances have the potential to dramatically increase our understanding of the human brain, treat and cure injury and disease, and enhance our general well-being. While advances in neuroscience hold great promise, they also raise profound ethical, legal, and social questions. In this vein, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) convened an international workshop in September 2016 to explore responsible research and innovation in brain science.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Inventions / ethics*
  • Inventions / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Neurosciences / ethics*
  • Neurosciences / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Social Responsibility