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Bioethics and the brain
Our ability to map and intervene in the structure of the human brain is proceeding at a very quick rate. Advances in psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery have given us fresh insights into the neurobiological basis of human thought and behavior.
Electrical and magnetic stimulation of the brain can non-invasively relieve symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and other conditions resistant to treatment, while implanting neuro-electrodes can helppatients with Parkinsons and other motor control-related diseases.
New drugs can help regenerate neuronal connections otherwise disrupted by schizophrenia and similar diseases. All these procedures and drugs alter the neural correlates of our mind and raise fascinating and important ethical questions about their benefits and harms.
They are, in a sense, among the most profound bioethical questions we face, since these techniques can touch on the deepest aspects of thehuman mind: This is bain first single-author book on what has come to be known as neuroethics.
Walter Glannon uses a philosophical framework that is fully informed by cutting edge neuroscience as well as contemporary legal cases such as TerriSchiavo, to offer readers an introduction to this fascinating topic. He starts by describing the state of the art in neuroscientific research and treatment, and gives the reader an up-to-date picture of the brain. Glannon then looks at the ethical implications of various kinds of treatments, suchas: While not exhaustive, Glannons work addresses a wide range of fascinatingissues and his pathbreaking work should appeal to philosophers, psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, psychologists, and bioethicists.
Working with a rich notion of “mind” that includes interactions between the brain and various internal bodily biowthics, as well as interactions between the organism and the external environment, the author argues against any view that reduces mind to brain.
He believes the emergent mind has qualitatively new properties not exhibited by the physical properties of the brain.
He also argues that the first-person phenomenological feel of subjective gkannon cannot be entirely captured by third-person description of brain functions.
This book provides an extensive overview of new research. It explores diagnostic and predictive neuroimaging, and pharmacological and psychological interventions in the brain–including the use of psychotropic braain for enhancing cognitive and affective capacities. It also covers different forms of neurosurgery and psychosurgery, deep brain stimulation, the thought-controlled brain-computer interface, and brain death.
Glannon raises important ethical and philosophical questions about each technique and experiment, and presents cautionary concerns about what these techniques actually tell one about human functioning.
Lower-level undergraduates and above; general bloethics. Kegley California State University, Bakersfield. Thank you for using the catalog.
Bioethics and the brain. Introduction — Brain, body, and self — Neuroimaging — Pharmacological and psychological interventions — Neurosurgery, psychosurgery, and neurostimulation — Brain death — Epilogue — Notes — References — Index. Brain — Research — Moral and ethical aspects. Neurosciences — Research — Moral and ethical aspects. Summary Our ability to map and intervene in the structure of the human brain is proceeding at a very quick rate.
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