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Would you be willing to zap your child's brain? Public perspectives on parental responsibilities and the ethics of enhancing children with transcranial direct current stimulation

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Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an experimental brain stimulation technology that may one day be used to enhance the cognitive capacities of children. Discussion about the ethical issues that this would raise has rarely moved beyond expert circles. However, the opinions of the wider public can lead to more democratic policy decisions and broaden academic discussion of this issue. Methods: We performed a quantitative survey of members of the US...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1080/23294515.2018.1424268

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
AJOB Empirical Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-38
Publication date:
2018-01-17
Acceptance date:
2017-12-18
DOI:
EISSN:
2329-4523
ISSN:
2329-4515
Pubs id:
pubs:820968
URN:
uri:86e34e07-2ae3-4d18-b36b-302c909f83ca
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uuid:86e34e07-2ae3-4d18-b36b-302c909f83ca
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pubs:820968

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