Primetime Bioethics: Neuroethics Edition



CBHD often receives requests from educators and other individuals for popular resources that engage bioethics through various media (fiction, film, and television). In this resource, we offer a recap of materials relevant to neuroethics that have premiered on television. Viewers are cautioned that the shows represent a wide variety of genres and may not be appropriate for all audiences. They are encouraged to read annotations/synopses available through such websites as or If there is a show you think we missed, email us at



  • XIII: The Series (2011-2012)
    • Season 2 raises issues related to Neuroethics. (Topics: Neuroethics)
  • The 100 (2014- )
    • (Topics: Disaster Ethics, Genetic Engineering, Human Experimentation, Neuroethics, Research Ethics)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013- )
    • Topics: (Human Enhancement, Neuroethics, Research Ethics)
  • Alphas (2011-2012)
    • Season 2 raises issues related to neuroethics.(Topics: Human Enhancement, Neuroethics)
  • Chuck (2007-2012)
    • (Topics: Human Enhancement, Neuroethics, Cognitive Enhancement, Neuro-Enhancement)
  • Dollhouse (2009-2010)
    • (Topics: Neuroethics, Human Enhancement)



Updated December 2016