how to understand neuroethics as developed within the Human Brain Project

About Neuroethics

Neuroethics is an interdisciplinary field that addresses ethical, legal, social, and cultural, but also philosophical and scientific questions related to neuroscience and related technologies. It has two main approaches: “ethics of neuroscience” and “neuroscience of ethics”. Recently, a new approach, fundamental neuroethics, has emerged, which focuses on foundational analyses through a multidisciplinary research domain and interdisciplinary methodology.
Use this tool on Neuroethics to explore ethical issues in brain research.

Meet Doctor Thomas

Doctor Thomas is an expert within Disorders of Consciousness (DoCs). With the progressing knowledge on consciousness, Thomas and his team faces a dilemma on how to talk to families of patients about the indicators of consciousness.

Watch the video and consider how you would approach a similar future situation…

The Neuroethics Quiz

As part of your neuroscientific research project, you need to conduct a (neuro)ethical self-assessment. This has been agreed with your funder to increase the social acceptability of your activity. Now how do you approach this task?

Further capacity development and the EBRAINS community space

Here you can find links to relevant teaching modules – our Capacity Development Modules – on Neuroethics and to the EBRAINS Community Space, where you can network with other brain researchers.

OR go directly to Publications on the top of this page to find academic articles on Ethics & Society


Thank you to Michele Farisco for your contributions to the text, video-script and quiz on Neuroethics.