Tag Archives: neuroscience

Can brain scans spot criminal intent?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Laura Cabrera, PhD Imagine that you are returning from your holidays and suddenly you are detained in the airport for carrying drugs in your suitcase. You remember … Continue reading

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What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation?

Recurrent and Neglected Ethical Issues in the Psychiatric Brain Stimulation Discussion Event Flyer What are key ethical concerns surrounding the use of psychiatric deep brain stimulation (DBS)? Are those concerns shared broadly for all aspects of DBS or alternatively are … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera presents at 10th annual International Neuroethics Society Meeting

On November 10-11, 2016, Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera attended the International Neuroethics Society (INS) Annual Meeting held in San Diego, California. This year the INS meeting celebrated the 10th anniversary of the society, and it was a day … Continue reading

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Pharmacological and Neurosurgical Psychiatric Interventions: Through the Looking Glass

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera is the Team Leader on the project “Psychiatric Interventions: Values and Public Attitudes,” funded by the Michigan State University group Science and Society at State (S3). Dr. Cabrera’s team members are Dr. Robyn Bluhm … Continue reading

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Is External Pressure Really the Key Objection Against Neurosurgery for Imprisoned Psychopaths?

A commentary by Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera was recently published in AJOB Neuroscience, titled “Is External Pressure Really the Key Objection Against Neurosurgery for Imprisoned Psychopaths?” Dr. Cabrera addressed two main issues contained in Dietmar Hübner and Lucie White’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera presents in Ireland at ‘Algorithmic Brains’ workshop

Center Assistant Professor Dr. Laura Cabrera recently traveled to Galway, Ireland to participate in the workshop ‘From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains,’ held at the National University of Ireland, Galway on September 22-23, 2016. Dr. Cabrera spoke on “Neuroenhancement and … Continue reading

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Dr. Cabrera attends 1st Interdisciplinary Forum on Neuroethics

The clinical bioethics and neuroethics  group of Anáhuac University (BINCA) held the 1st interdisciplinary forum on neuroethics in Mexico City on May 20-21, 2016. Dr. Laura Cabrera attended and gave the closing talk of the event with a presentation entitled … Continue reading

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