Project

The ethics of neuromodulation

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Natural sciences
    • Evolutionary biology
    • General biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Social medical sciences
Keywords
neuroethics neuromodulation philosophy of mind
 
Project description

My project is situated in the domain of neuroethics, which investigates the ethical, legal and social implications of neurological findings and neurological applications. I investigate the philosophical and ethical questions (e.g. related to personal identity, the mind-body problem, responsibility and criminal behavior) surrounding neuromodulation (i.e. direct intervention in the brain) research and treatment for psychiatric conditions.