“Where does responsibility lie if a person acts under the influence of their brain implant?”

Laura Cabrera photoJennifer Carter-Johnson photoVisit The Conversation to read “It’s not my fault, my brain implant made me do it,” a collaborative article from Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera and College of Law Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Carter-Johnson. They combine their neuroethics and legal expertise to address questions such as: “Where does responsibility lie if a person acts under the influence of their brain implant?” The article was also published in Scientific American.

In November 2017, Drs. Cabrera and Carter-Johnson participated in a Brews and Views event of the same name, “It’s not my fault: my brain implant made me do it.” Brews and Views events, moderated discussions addressing the most fascinating and provocative areas of bioscience and engineering, are a collaboration between the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering and the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University.

Bioethics in the News from Laura Cabrera:

Bioethics in the News from Jennifer Carter-Johnson:

Dr. Tom Tomlinson on WGVU Public Radio discussing adolescents making end-of-life decisions

tomlinsonDr. Tom Tomlinson, who is a co-presenter at an upcoming symposium presented by the Michigan State University College of Law Journal of Medicine and Law, spoke with David Moore on WGVU Public Radio about whether dying adolescents should be able to make their own end-of-life decisions.

Listen to story here: Adolescents: Should they make end-of-life decisions?

The symposium takes place Friday, February 7, 2014: Living with Terminal Illness: Should Adolescent Minors Make Decisions at the End of Their Lives?