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View Diary: Going Foreward with Brain Imaging Should Include a New "Neuroethics" (47 comments)

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  •  Although there is reason for serious ethical (3+ / 0-)
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    concern in this initiative, I think the concern over the possible nefarious uses of fMRI is premature. This is especially true in the hype of "reading" minds and controlling behavior. A large portion of the published research on fMRI is seriously flawed by small ns, over interpretation and lack of replication. The availability of a new technology is driving this research without a firm theory and under girding to guide it.

    However it is never too late to begin working on the ethical implications as they may well be relevant in the future.

    "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats ..." - Kenneth Grahame -

    by RonK on Sat May 11, 2013 at 08:03:00 PM PDT

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