Neuroethik

Aktuelle Fragen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Neurowissenschaften und Ethik

Jens Clausen 1 , Oliver Müller,  and Sebastian Schwenzfeuer
  • 1 Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin Schleichstraße 8 D-72076 Tübingen

Abstract

Ethical questions with regard to modern neurosciences have significant relevance because the human brain provides the organic basis for central aspects of our self-concept. Neuroethics identifies and reflects the ethical questions raised by modern neurosciences. Here we deal with ethical questions in the contexts of brain imaging techniques and several interventions into the human brain. Besides the central question how to preserve personal identity and higher cognitive functions we address specific ethical aspects of neurotechnology and neuroprosthetics as well as the questions relevant in the context of neuroenhancement

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