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Changing Memories: Between Ethics and Speculation

Overview of attention for article published in The AMA Journal of Ethic, December 2016
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Changing Memories: Between Ethics and Speculation
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, December 2016
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.12.sect1-1612
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Abstract

Over the past decade, a debate has emerged between those who believe that memory-modulating technologies are inherently dangerous and need to be regulated and those who believe these technologies present minimal risk and thus view concerns about their use as far-fetched and alarmist. This article tackles three questions central to this debate: (1) Do these technologies jeopardize personhood? (2) Are the risks of these technologies acceptable? (3) Do these technologies require special regulation or oversight? Although concerns about the unethical use of memory-modulating technologies are legitimate, these concerns should not override the responsible use of memory-modulating technologies in clinical contexts. Accordingly, we call for careful comparative analysis of their use on a case-by-case basis.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 40%
Researcher 2 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Student > Postgraduate 1 10%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Philosophy 2 20%
Psychology 2 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 20%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Other 1 10%
Unknown 1 10%