The Neuroethics group at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) studies ethical issues arising from emerging neural engineering technologies. Issues include questions of privacy, security, moral and legal responsibility, changes in our understanding of agency (the capacity of individuals to act independently and make their own free choices) shifts in personal identity and social justice.
We have a commitment to the inclusion of disability perspectives in the design of devices intended to benefit people with disabilities. Our group does both theoretical research and writing, and empirical studies such as focus groups with intended end-users of neural engineering technology.
Our work consists of three principal activities:
• Education and outreach
• Research and scholarship
• Neuroscience and ethics engagement
Learn about these principal activities in more detail on our Neuroethics webpage.