Neuroethics

Grey Matters: Can Grey Voxels Resolve Neuroethical Dilemmas? Part I

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Part II

Advances in noninvasive medical imaging have opened new windows into the living brain.  Like observatories pointed inward, modern brain scanners routinely capture breathtaking images of the gyral swirls and neuronal clusters that underlie human cerebral nature.  These brain portraits are composed of three-dimensional voxels, or volume picture elements, digitally displayed in shades of grey.

Podcast Episode: 
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Grey Matters: Can Grey Voxels Resolve Neuroethical Dilemmas? Part II

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Part I

Advances in noninvasive medical imaging have opened new windows into the living brain.  Like observatories pointed inward, modern brain scanners routinely capture breathtaking images of the gyral swirls and neuronal clusters that underlie human cerebral nature.  These brain portraits are composed of three-dimensional voxels, or volume picture elements, digitally displayed in shades of grey.

Podcast Episode: 
74

Materias grises: Cuando la elocuencia es incoherente

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Grey Matters: Glimpsing the Grey Marble

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Quiet as an eyeblink clicked the camera shutter from the window of Apollo 17.  Astronauts Cernan, Evans, and Schmitt on December 7, 1972 captured the first clear and fully illuminated image of Earth ever taken from space.  This historic and widely circulated “Blue Marble” photograph of our fragile globe, depicted in vibrant blue, green and white and suspended in the vast blackness of silent space, has stirred the imagination of a generation. 

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Una mirada a la Bolita Gris

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Podcast Episode: 
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Grey Matters: The Matter of Brightened Grey

 

Eric Kandel, pioneer investigator of the molecular mechanisms of memory, once commented, "We are who we are in good measure because of what we have learned and what we remember.1 If grey matter forms the warp and woof of personal biography, individuality, rationality and creative capacity, does it then follow that whatever we can do to augment cognitive function would make us better persons?

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