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Brain stimulation for treatment and enhancement in children: an ethical analysis.

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Davis (2014) called for "extreme caution" in the use of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) to treat neurological disorders in children, due to gaps in scientific knowledge. We are sympathetic to his position. However, we must also address the ethical implications of applying this technology to minors. Compensatory trade-offs associated with NIBS present a challenge to its use in children, insofar as these trade-offs have the effect of limiting the child's future options. The distinction be...

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10.3389/fnhum.2014.00953

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Journal:
Frontiers in human neuroscience
Volume:
8
Issue:
DEC
Pages:
953
Chapter number:
ARTN 953
Publication date:
2014-01-05
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EISSN:
1662-5161
ISSN:
1662-5161
URN:
uuid:549b6aa5-2e26-4f4f-8a97-d54b8f43a4b8
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502786
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pubs:502786

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