Brains create behavior. Yet we hold people, not brains, morally and legally responsible for their actions. Under what conditions could -- or should -- brain disorder affect the ways in which we assign moral and legal responsibility to a person?
Martha Montello, PhD, who teaches narrative methods in clinical ethics and mentors Harvard trainees and students on narrative methods, medical humanities, and literature and medicine, is the latest faculty member to join the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.
The Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine of the University of Zurich in collaboration with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School will offer the first Intensive Bioethics Course, which will be also the 10-year anniversar
The Wall Street Journal Head transplants, at the extreme frontier of medicine, are inching toward reality. Robert Truog, director of the HMS Center for Bioethics and Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Legal Medicine and professor of anaesthesia at Boston Children's Hospital, is quoted.
The prospect of using noninvasive brain stimulation for neuroenhancement in healthy individuals generates a host of ethical questions: What constitutes normal versus impaired ability? Which neurological functions can be ethically improved, and which, if any, should remain unchanged?