Neuroethics Topics

I’m teaching a course in Neuroethics in Spring 2015, and below is a bucket list of topics:

  1. overview of neuroethics
  2. overview of neuroscience
  3. ethics of neuroscience vs neuroscience of ethics
  4. the construction of neuroimages
  5. genetic and environmental influences
  6. love and anti-love drugs
  7. memory modification
  8. sex and gender
  9. neuroeconomics
  10. neuromarketing
  11. neuroaesthetics
  12. happiness and the good life
  13. pain
  14. young brains, old brains
  15. trollyology, psychopathy, and moral judgment
  16. addiction, consciousness, control, and agency
  17. neurolaw and moral responsibility
  18. disease, disorder, impairment, and neurodiversity
  19. direct vs indirect interventions
  20. cognitive enhancement
  21. animals
  22. media’s portrayal of neuroscience

It’s not a graduate seminar, so I’m inclined to convey how rich and exciting this field is – by offering an overview of topics – rather than to bore my students to tears with an in-depth study of my favorite topics.

There’s already twenty two topics, and only fourteen weeks to the course. Still, please ping me if you can think of a topic that I’ve missed.

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