Request pdf on dec 1 2014 nada gligorov published intervention in the brain politics policy and ethics basic bioethics by robert h blank cambridge . This chapter describes the state of the art of a wide range of brain interventions and discusses the policy implications they raise most dramatic is direct brain intervention including electroconvulsive therapy electronic and magnetic stimulation of the brain stereotaxic surgery and neural implants that electrically stimulate block or record impulses from single neurons or groups of neurons similarly drugs to modulate or enhance specific behavioral traits have proliferated and new . In this book robert blank examines the complex ethical and policy issues raised by our new capabilities of intervention in the brain after surveying current knowledge about the brain and describing a wide range of experimental and clinical interventions from behavior modifying drugs to neural implants to virtual reality blank discusses the political and philosophical implications of these scientific advances. Intervention in the brain politics policy and ethics by robert h blank robert h blank robert h blank is professor of political science at the university of canterbury in new zealand and research scholar at new college of florida his books include brain policy comparative health policy with viola burau and end of life decision making a cross national study coedited with janna . Politics policy and ethics basic bioethics robert h blank hardcover list price 999 individual store prices may vary description the political and policy implications of recent developments in neuroscience including new techniques in imaging and neurogenetics new findings in neuroscience have given us unprecedented knowledge about the workings of the brain innovative research
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