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Brain recording, mind-reading, and neurotechnology: Ethical issues from consumer devices to brain-based speech decoding

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Brain reading technologies are rapidly being developed in a number of neuroscience fields. These technologies can record, process, and decode neural signals. This has been described as ‘mind reading technology’ in some instances, especially in popular media. Should the public at large, be concerned about this kind of technology? Can it really read minds? Concerns about mind-reading might include the thought that, in having one’s mind open to view, the possibility for free deliberation, and fo...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11948-020-00218-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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0000-0002-5540-6046
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European Commission
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732032
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Science and Engineering Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
26
Pages:
2295-2311
Publication date:
2020-04-30
Acceptance date:
2020-04-14
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EISSN:
1471-5546
ISSN:
1353-3452
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English
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1100277
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pubs:1100277
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2020-04-15

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