Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives

Karen S. Rommelfanger, Sung-Jin Jeong, Arisa Ema, Tamami Fukushi, Kiyoto Kasai, Khara M. Ramos, Arleen Salles, Ilina Singh, Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates

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Abstract

Increasingly, national governments across the globe are prioritizing investments in neuroscience. Currently, seven active or in-development national-level brain research initiatives exist, spanning four continents. Engaging with the underlying values and ethical concerns that drive brain research across cultural and continental divides is critical to future research. Culture influences what kinds of science are supported and where science can be conducted through ethical frameworks and evaluations of risk. Neuroscientists and philosophers alike have found themselves together encountering perennial questions; these questions are engaged by the field of neuroethics, related to the nature of understanding the self and identity, the existence and meaning of free will, defining the role of reason in human behavior, and more. With this Perspective article, we aim to prioritize and advance to the foreground a list of neuroethics questions for neuroscientists operating in the context of these international brain initiatives. Neuroscience is a national priority across the globe necessitating engagement with the underlying cultural and ethical values that drive brain research. We offer a list of neuroethics questions for neuroscientists to advance and accelerate an ethically tenable globalized neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-36
Number of pages18
JournalNeuron
Volume100
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • brain projects
  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism
  • cross-cultural neuroethics
  • culture
  • global neuroscience
  • international brain initiative
  • neuroethics
  • responsible research innovation
  • science and society

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Rommelfanger, K. S., Jeong, S-J., Ema, A., Fukushi, T., Kasai, K., Ramos, K. M., ... Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates (2018). Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives. Neuron, 100(1), 19-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.021
Rommelfanger, Karen S. ; Jeong, Sung-Jin ; Ema, Arisa ; Fukushi, Tamami ; Kasai, Kiyoto ; Ramos, Khara M. ; Salles, Arleen ; Singh, Ilina ; Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates. / Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives. In: Neuron. 2018 ; Vol. 100, No. 1. pp. 19-36.
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Rommelfanger, KS, Jeong, S-J, Ema, A, Fukushi, T, Kasai, K, Ramos, KM, Salles, A, Singh, I & Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates 2018, 'Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives' Neuron, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 19-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.021

Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives. / Rommelfanger, Karen S.; Jeong, Sung-Jin; Ema, Arisa; Fukushi, Tamami; Kasai, Kiyoto; Ramos, Khara M.; Salles, Arleen; Singh, Ilina; Global Neuroethics Summit Delegates.

In: Neuron, Vol. 100, No. 1, 10.10.2018, p. 19-36.

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Rommelfanger KS, Jeong S-J, Ema A, Fukushi T, Kasai K, Ramos KM et al. Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives. Neuron. 2018 Oct 10;100(1):19-36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.09.021