IEEE Neuroethics Framework

IEEE Brain Neuroethics Framework

Addressing the Ethical, Legal, Social, and Cultural Implications of Neurotechnology

As part of our effort to support the neuroengineering community, the IEEE Brain Neuroethics Subcommittee is developing a neuroethical framework for evaluating the ethical, legal, social, and cultural issues that may arise with the deployment of such neurotechnologies.

Find more information on the IEEE Neuroethics Framework HERE

The IEEE Brain neuroethical framework is organized as a matrix of specific types of contemporary neurotechnologies and their current and potential applications. In this framework, the columns represent different types of neurotechnologies, and the rows represent applications of these technologies.

IEEE Brain is in the process of developing documentation that supports this matrix by providing examples of existing neurotechnologies and exploring the ethical, legal, social, and cultural issues generated by a particular neurotechnology when used in specific contexts. Below is a general introduction of the overall efforts and a summary of each of the working groups and the scope of their efforts.

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Neuroethics - Medical

Medical

Technologies for diagnostics or treatment of infirmity and disease including direct-to-consumer

Laura Y. Cabrera
Jacob Robinson

Alberto Antonietti
Michael Young
Denis Lavaree
Jennifer French
Joanne Nash
Rebecca Monteleone
Zach McKinney
Joana Soldado
Noeline Prins
Tom Stieglitz

Neuroethics - Wellness

Wellness

Technologies for active pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling life; improving physical, mental, and social well-being

Laura Y. Cabrera
Peter B. Reiner

Katherine Bassil
Jeremy Greenberg
Adriana Pliego
Tamami Fukushi

Neuroethics - Education

Education

Technologies to improve and/or facilitate learning; assist in remedial learning strategies; cognitive enhancement

John Shook
Genevieve Smith Nunes

Bruce Hecht
Josep Maria Balaguer
Deepak Mewada
Manuel Guerrero
Ankita Moss
Uri Hasson

Neuroethics - Work and Employment

Work & Employment

Technologies to monitor or modify brain in the workplace; efficiency improvements, evaluation and monitoring

Avinash Kumar Singh
Yunus Telliel

Adrian Carter
Lex Telischak
Rachel Wurzman
Max Wilson
Nikhil Gowda
Kelly Neville
Jack Judy

Neuroethics - Military

Military / National Security

Technologies to augment or improve the ability to fight or defend through soldier enhancement, intelligence, and/or debilitate the enemy

Seth Elkin Frankston
Diane DiEuliis

Tracy Laabs
Kimberly Thacker
Matias Aranguiz
Paul Beach
Carl Wrede
Gabriella Smith
Rachel Wurzman
Joshua Mueller
Inga Ulnicane
Courtnie Jean Paschall

Neuroethics - Sports

Sports & Competitions

Sports and Competition Technologies impacting success in sports or competition, including before, during or after competition

Brett Wingeier
Robert Martone

Armani Porter

Neuroethics - Entertainment

Entertainment

Technologies use for entertainment, including virtual/augmented reality and brain-controlled video games

Andreas Schonau
Jeremey Greenberg
Garrett Flynn
Bruce Hecht
Jordi Domingo
Ben Neumeyer
Tamami Fukushi

Neuroethics - Analytics

Analytics

Technologies used to inform decision making, including data used to profile and influence consumers

Neuroethics - Legal

Legal

Technologies for use in civil and criminal adjudication, as well as in the correctional context, including to detect, modify and/or surveil brain states

Jack Judy
Nicole Martinez

Ashley Williams
Anita Jwa
Matias Aranguiz
Jordi Domingo
Gary Marchant
Basak Ozan Ozparklak
Jennifer Chandler
Ricardo Abuchaim