The ethics of brain–computer interfaces

Publication/Creation Date
July 24 2019
Liam Drew (creator)
Frederic Gilbert (contributor)
University Of Tasmania (contributor)
Marcello Ienca (contributor)
Swiss Federal Institute Of Technology (ETH Zurich) (contributor)
Hannah Maslen (contributor)
University Of Oxford (contributor)
Philipp Kellmeyer (contributor)
University Of Freiburg, Germany (contributor)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
Neuroethicists have an increasingly well-established presence in clinical settings, where they work with scientists, engineers and doctors who are developing technological approaches to treating neuropsychiatric diseases. They are following closely the evolving use of electrodes that are implanted in the brain to manipulate neural activity — a basic form of brain-writing technology — to quell the manifestations of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. They are also working in laboratories that are developing brain-reading technologies to enable people who are paralysed to control prosthetic limbs and to generate speech by thought.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Kernel, Neuralink Corp.