Stanford Center for
Biomedical Ethics


As a research team, we are devoted to the new field of neuroethics, with an initial focus on issues at the intersection of medical imaging and biomedical ethics. These include ethical, social, and legal challenges presented by advanced neurofunctional imaging capabilities, the emergence of cognitive enhancement neurotechnologies and pharmacology, self-referral to health care and imaging services, incidental findings, and fetal MRI. New initiatives are underway in regenerative medicine, neurogenetics and pediatric neuroethics. Several program members are also involved in the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Law and Neuroscience Project, including Hank Greely, Emily Murphy, and Teneille Brown. The project seeks to address issues that neuroscience raises for our legal system through its three Research Networks--Diminished Brains, Addiction, and Decision Making--and its Education and Outreach Program.


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