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Neurotechnology can improve our lives...if we first address these Privacy and Informed Consent issues

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology
Alvaro Fernandez

In conjunction with the new National Geographic program "Breakthrough: Decoding the Brain," coming this Sunday, November 15, at 9 pm ET, I was asked...

The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Alvaro Fernandez

To predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.

My Q and A With Cognitive Neuroscientist Anjan Chatterjee

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Anjan Chatterjee is a neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on cosmetic neurology, the potential of so-called smart drugs to harm our health and our sleep quality, and the habits that are truly good for our brains.

High-Tech for Brain Training: Top 12 News in 2014

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Unless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the growing interest in, and controversies around, the topic of brain training, especially whethe...

Neuroethics: Whose Mind Is It Anyway?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Science
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

Reading a person's thoughts, implanting machinery into man, and augmenting our neural processing powers with cognitive enhancers are all matters of neuroethics. They bring us face to face with questions about who has access to powerful new technologies and for what purposes.

Neurotechnology: Science Fiction or Applied Science?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

As science makes a reality of what has been science fiction, we will face questions of how to best apply neurotechnologies. Should they be limited to helping those who have illnesses? Or should they bolster the performance of a wartime soldier, enable a C student to get As, or supercharge CEOs?

Is Neurotechnology Unethical? UK Council To Examine Controversy

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which examines ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine, launched...