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NeuroethicsDefining the issues in theory, practice, and policy$
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Judy Illes

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198567219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.001.0001

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but which 1000?

A picture is worth 1000 words, but which 1000?

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(p.149) Chapter 11 A picture is worth 1000 words, but which 1000?
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Neuroethics
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Judy Illes (Contributor Webpage)

Eric Racine

Matthew P. Kirschen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.003.0011

This chapter provides a brief review of technological capabilities for imaging the brain with an emphasis on functional methods, and explores the range of applications for which they have been used. It then examines the epistemological issues associated with this research. It proposes a set of new dimensions for responsibility to accompany the still-emerging field as it realizes increasingly greater potential, continues to grapple with the technology, and faces unprecedented ethical and social challenges.

Keywords:   brain imaging, neuroimaging, epistemiology, human brain

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