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Working Bibliography of Neuroethics

Commentary - Liana Buniak, Martina Darragh, and James Giordano; Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine (2014)
Given the growth, range, and rapid maturation of the field of neuroethics we provide an iterative, four-part document that affords a repository of international papers, books, and chapters that address the field in overview, and present discussion(s) of more particular aspects and topics of neuroethics. These works present resources offering iterative descriptions, definitions and criticisms of neural processes involved in moral cognition and behaviors, and also provide a historical view of this field, and insights to its developing canon. Part 1Part 2

Neuroethics

Syllabus - Jonathan D. Moreno & Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania (2012)
The syllabus provides a course introduction, grading scheme, class schedule, and a reading list for a university level neuroethics course.

Brains, Identity, and Moral Agency

Syllabus - Steven E. Hyman, Harvard (2014)
The syllabus provides course requirements, assignments, topics, suggested readings, and a class schedule for a university level neuroscience course addressing ethics and policy.

Neuroscience and Neuroethics Syllabi

Syllabi - Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania
The Center maintains a collection of related neuroscience and neuroethics syllabi for high school, undergraduate, and graduate courses developed across the country.

Law and Neuroscience

Book – Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall, Francis X. Shen (2014)
Law and Neuroscience is the first coursebook to cover the newly emerging field that explores both the promise within and the limitations of the intersection of these two disciplines. This book has four main purposes: 1) To introduce readers to how brain science is (and is not) already being used in a number of legal contexts; 2) To provide a user-friendly foundation for understanding how the human brain works, and how new techniques are being used to study, monitor and manipulate the brain; 3) To examine pathways by which neuroscience may aid, or harm, the legal system; and 4) To help students think critically about the present status and future possibilities of the law/neuroscience intersection. The book includes engaging, informative, and provocative excerpts from cases, commentary, scientific articles, and news accounts. Dispersed through each chapter are notes and questions designed to challenge, provoke, inform, and inspire.

Video Library

Videos - Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania
You can find video-taped lectures on a variety of topics within neuroethics on the Center for Neuroscience & Society's Video Library. They may be helpful in preparing your lectures, and you can also assign them to students.

Inside the Brain

Big Picture, Wellcome Trust (2013)
The Inside the Brain issue of Big Picture provides articles and multimedia describing how research helps scientists look inside the brain, and includes a section on ethical questions.

Interdisciplinary Network on Teaching of Ethics for Neuroscientists

Institute for Science Ethics and Innovation, University of Manchester — 2014
The network brings together scientists, ethics educators, and scholarly researchers investigating the ethical and social implications of scientific advances in neurosciences, and provides related resources and information on their website.

Neuroethics, Neuroeducation, and Classroom Teaching

Neuroethics (2012)
The article, Neuroethics, Neuroeducation, and Classroom Teaching: Where the Brain Sciences Meet Pedagogy, written by M. Hardiman, et al. and published in Neuroethics, suggests ways in which ethical challenges can be met and provide a model for teacher preparation that allows legitimate research to inform instruction design.

Resources for Teaching Neuroethics

Virtual Mentor, American Medical Association (2012)
The article, written by D. Elkin et al. and published in the Virtual Mentor journal, outlines important neuroethics concepts, controversies, and discussion topics for students.

Narrative Perspectives: Neuroethics in Film and Literature

Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania
The Center maintains a list of films and books which investigate neuroscience and neuroethics issues.

Neuroethics for Kids

University of Washington
The neuroethics chapter in the Neuroscience for Kids website provides answers to some basic ethical questions kids may have about how the brain is studied and manipulated.

 

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