The advent of new medical technologies and techniques raises important ethical questions. This project looks at the ethical issues that arise within the overlapping fields of neuromedicine, nanomedicine and bionics, principally the challenges to conception of Self, Identity, Free Will, and Enhancement posed by novel technologies developments in the area of brain implant.
The project considers questions connected to the impact of neuroimaging and medical imaging on the scientific and popular cultures, the debate of equity in the allocation health care resources. Big picture questions are also considered, such as the role of deliberative democracy in the development of public policy regarding technologies that are not well understood by the public.
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
3 May, 2012