International perspectives on engaging the public in neuroethics

Judy Illes*, Colin Blakemore, Mats G. Hansson, Takao K. Hensch, Alan Leshner, Gladys Maestre, Pierre Magistretti, Rémi Quirion, Piergiorgio Strata

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With an ever-increasing understanding of the brain mechanisms associated with core human attributes and values, there is an increasing public interest in the results of neuroscience research and the ways in which that new knowledge will be used. Here, we present perspectives on engaging the public on these issues on an international scale, the role of the media, and prospects for the new field of neuroethics as both a focus and a driver of these efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)977-982
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The generous support of The Greenwall Foundation in underwriting the first neuroethics program at Stanford University is gratefully acknowledged. This work is also supported by a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS; part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)) grant to J.I.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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