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The Double-Edged Sword of Neuroscience Advances .
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:23:55 PM »
10 Aug 2018 .

That is not where the big questions will end. For James Giordano, Ph.D., Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at the Georgetown University Medical Center, neuroscience could change how society approaches crucial questions of human nature  something that could have major implications for law, privacy, and other areas that would not appear to have a direct connection to brain health. Giordano predicted that a new field of  neuro-law could emerge, with scientists and legal scholars helping to determine the proper status of neuroscience in the legal system .

When, for instance, should neurological understandings of human behavior be an admissible argument for a defendant's innocence ? Neuroscience allows for a granular understanding of how individual brains work that creates a wealth of information that the medical field could conceivably abuse. Are the brain sciences prepared to protect us or in some way is our privacy being impugned ? Giordano asked. Echoing Klein, Giordano wondered whether brain science could make it perilously easy to shape a person’s personality and sense of self, potentially against a patient’s will or absent of an understanding of the implications of a given therapy.  Can we   abolish   pain, sadness, suffering and expand cognitive emotional or moral capability ?  Giordano asked. Neuroscience could create new baselines of medical or behavioral normalcy .  thus shifting our idea of what is and is not acceptable.  What will the new culture be when we use neuroscience to define what is normal and abnormal, who is functional and dysfunctional ? .

Giordano’s warned that with technology rapidly improving, the need for answers will become ever more urgent. “Reality check .  Giordano said, This stuff is coming .

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-social-brain/201808/the-double-edged-sword-neuroscience-advances .



 
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