On the Necessity of Ethical Guidelines for Novel Neurotechnologies

Cell. 2016 Nov 3;167(4):882-885. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.10.029.

Abstract

Because novel neurotechnologies may alter human identity and society in profound ways, we advocate for the early integration of ethics into neurotechnology. We recommend developing and adopting a set of guidelines, like the Belmont Report on human subject research, as a framework for development and use of brain-related technologies.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology
  • Human Experimentation
  • Humans
  • Neural Pathways
  • Neurology / ethics
  • Neurology / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Neurology / methods
  • Neurology / trends
  • Neurosciences / ethics*
  • Neurosciences / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Neurosciences / methods*
  • Neurosciences / trends