Direct Brain Interventions to “Treat” Disfavored Human Behaviors: Ethical and Social Issues

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Publish Date:
March 6, 2012
Publication Title:
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Format:
Journal Article 91 Volume 163 Pages
Citation(s):
  • Henry T. Greely, Direct Brain Interventions to "Treat" Disfavored Human Behaviors: Ethical and Social Issues, 91 Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 163 (2012).
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Abstract

As neuroscience learns more about the causes of human behaviors, it will give us new ways to change those behaviors. When behaviors are caused by “brain diseases,” effective actions that intervene directly in the brain will be readily accepted, but what about direct brain interventions that treat brain-based causes of socially disfavored behaviors that are not generally viewed as diseases?