Neural Engineering and Ethical Implications

Introduction to Neural Engineering & Ethical Implications
A Week-long Curriculum Unit for Grades 6-12

STEM Classes Using neuroethics as a common theme, this five-lesson unit will give an overview of a broad range of neural engineering topics including the human nervous system, electrophysiology, the history of neural engineering, medical devices, and the ethical implications of these emerging technologies. The lessons were developed by Alison Farrell and Michaela Ranz of the Attic Learning Community (Woodinville, Wash.) as part of the 2015 CSNE Research Experience for Teachers program.

Note: This is a draft unit currently undergoing piloting in classrooms. Download the full PDF here.

Lesson One: History of Neural Engineering

Lesson Two: Neuroethics Case Studies

Lesson Three: The Nervous System

Lesson Four: Neuroprosthetics

Lesson Five: Robotic Arm