BBC World Service 'Mysteries of the Brain'

Associate David Edmonds (BBC) was recently involved in producing a BBC World Service Documentary on 'The Mysteries of the Brain.'

 

In this four-part series, Professor Barry Smith from the Institute of Philosophy, explores the way neuroscience is addressing the ultimate scientific challenge: namely, how our brain makes us the conscious creatures we are capable of language, thinking and feeling.  To view the programme, visit the BBC iPlayer website at

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/documentaries/2010/09/100914_doc_mysteries_brain.shtml

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Neuroscience studies the brain and mind, and thereby some of the most profound aspects of human existence. In the last decade, advances in imaging and manipulating the brain have raised ethical challenges, particularly about the moral limits of the use of such technology, leading to the new discipline of neuroethics. The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, led by experts from ethics, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and legal theory, will be the first international centre in the UK dedicated to neuroethical research.

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Research

Neuroethics is arguably the most rapidly advancing and exciting field of research in biomedical ethics today because it addresses head-on the two most important subjects relevant to who we are and how we live: the brain and mind.