What is neuroethics?

Neuroethics is a rapidly growing field that explores how neuroscience and neurotechnologies inform our values and how values inform neuroscience. Topics in neuroethics fall at the intersection of neuroscience, ethics, and society, exploring the questions that arise as innovations in neuroscience challenge notions about free will, autonomy, the nature of disease, the mind, and what it means to be human. 

The Neuroethics Blog serves as an interactive discussion and critique of these issues. There is also a nice summary here by the International Neuroethics Society. Thanks for reading and please visit often for vibrant neuroethics discourse and the latest in neuroethics news.


AJOB Neuroscience

As the official blog of the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, The Neuroethics Blog is excited to announce a new series of posts by the members of the AJOB N Editorial Board. Marked with the special ‘AJOB N’ tag, we believe the AJOB N Board members will provide valuable new perspectives on the ethical and social implications of emerging neuroscientific neurotechnological research and clinical care. Enjoy!

International Neuroethics Society


We’re proud to announce that The Neuroethics Blog is now an official content partner with the Society for Neuroscience, the largest professional neuroscience society in the world.

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Rommelfanger, K. (2011). Ethical Dimensions of Neuromarketing. The Neuroethics Blog. Retrieved on August 3, 2012, from http://www.theneuroethicsblog.com/2011/08/ethical-dimenstions-of-neuromarketing.html


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