The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics

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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. The Centre's research will address the following questions:

1. Primary Neuroethical Research

I. Cognitive Enhancement

 II. Borderline Consciousness and Severe Neurological Impairment

III. Free Will Moral Responsibility and Addiction

IV. The neuroscience of morality and decision-making

2. Applied Neuroethics

In addition to the above primary research, the Centre will conduct applied research in other areas in light of input from practicing clinicians and scientists. We shall: (1) analyse technological advances as they occur; (2) respond to ethical issues arising from basic and clinical neuroscience.