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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Defining A Spectrum Disorder and Considering Neuroethical Implications  

James M. Swanson, Timothy Wigal, Kimberley Lakes, and Nora D. Volkow

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
Prospective follow-up studies have shown that even though some children outgrow the disorder, a childhood diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is clearly a risk ... More

Balint’s Syndrome and the Study of Attention  

Lynn C. Robertson

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Jan 2014
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Apr 2014
Balint’s syndrome is the most severe neuropsychological disorder affecting spatial attention that has been observed. In humans, it can be observed after bilateral occipital-parietal ... More

Brain Reading: Decoding Mental States From Brain Activity In Humans  

John-Dylan Haynes

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
New brain imaging technology has emerged that might make it possible to read a person's thoughts directly from their brain activity. This novel approach is referred to as “brain reading” ... More

Brain Trust: Neuroscience and national security in the 21st century  

Jonathan D. Moreno

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
Bioethics literature on national security issues is surprisingly sparse and the implications of neuroscience for national security are of increasing public and scholarly interest. This ... More

Chemical Cognitive Enhancement: Is it Unfair, Unjust, Discriminatory, or Cheating for Healthy Adults to Use Smart Drugs?  

John Harris

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
This article states that drugs could be used to produce, if not more intelligent individuals, at least individuals with better cognitive functioning. Cognitive functioning is something ... More

Clinical Research On Conditions Affecting Cognitive Capacity  

Samia Hurst

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
Research is crucial to improve medicine's ability to care for the sick, and this includes research on conditions affecting cognition. This article focuses on whether persons suffering from ... More

Cognitive Enhancement  

Thomas Metzinger and Elisabeth Hildt

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
Cognitive enhancement aims at optimizing a specific class of information-processing functions: cognitive functions, physically realized by the human brain. This article deals with ethical ... More

Cognitive Enhancement in Courts  

Anders Sandberg, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Julian Savulescu

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
Human cognitive performance has crucial significance for legal process, often creating the difference between fair and unfair imprisonment. Lawyers, judges, and jurors need to follow long ... More

Deep Brain Stimulation For Treatment-Resistant Neuropsychiatric Disorders  

Debra J.H. Mathews, Peter V. Rabins, and Benjamin D. Greenberg

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
This article reviews some of the ethical issues raised by the emergence and use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders. Issues include concerns about ... More

Development of the Adolescent Brain: Neuroethical Implications for the Understanding of Executive Function and Social Cognition  

Monica Luciana

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Apr 2011
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Nov 2012
Brain research has informed many recent studies of adolescent development either through direct measures of brain structure and activity in neuroimaging studies or through behavioral ... More

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