Cognitive Liberty & Neuroscience

Advances in neuroscience are leading a growing number of researchers & thinkers in  philosophy, cognitive science, law, public policy to question the ethical parameters of particular applications of brain technologies.

The Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics (ccle) is seeking and compiling reliable resources related to neuroscience & neurotechnology. If you have information on this topic, please e-mail it to us at


New York Academy of Science(NYAS): Meeting Neurethical Challenges in Cognitive Enhancement

Scientific American Special Issue on Neuroethics (September 2003): Scientific American: A Vote for Neuroethics

Society for Neuroscience

Harvard Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair

The Deceit Detector
Scientist develops infrared-based brain imaging device. MIT Technology Review (June 2003)

Silent Talker:  Police Interrogation Technique
Liverpool Daily Post (April 14 2003, p. 10)

Brain Waves: neurons, bits & genes
Zack Lynch's informative neurotechnology column (Corante)

Scientists develop 'brain chip' BBC News (March 2003)

Hippocampus Brain Prosthesis
New Scientist (March 2003)

'Mind the Gap': science and ethics in nanotechnology (pdf)
Anisa Mnyusiwalla, Abdallah S Daar,  and Peter A Singer, Nanotechnology 14 (2003)

Emerging Ethical Issues in Neuroscience (pdf)
Martha J. Farah, Nature (November 2002)

Neuroethics Conference: Mapping the Field (May 2002)
An inaugural 2002 conference hosted by Stanford University's Center for Biomedical Ethics & the Dana Foundation