New Podcast: Interview With Adrian Owen and Damian Cruse

With the generous help of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy (especially Rob Read), I've started a new podcast, The Life Of The Mind/Brain, examining issues that arise at the intersection of the cognitive sciences and society.  The first episode focuses on the amazing work coming out of Adrian Owen's lab which, as has been mentioned [...]

2013-07-03T14:02:36-04:00July 2nd, 2013|Biomedical Ethics|

Can the Discovery of Consciousness Provide More Reason to Let a Patient Die? A Response to Savulescu (by Adam Shriver)

Recently, the Vancouver Sun reported on an ongoing legal case that potentially has important implications for neuroethics and the law.  Kenny Ng, the patient at the center of the controversy, was injured in a car accident seven years ago and diagnosed, after rigorous clinical assessment, as being in a vegetative state.  His wife would like [...]

2013-04-24T16:03:57-04:00December 21st, 2012|Biomedical Ethics, Science and Society|
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