The Right to Cognitive Liberty.

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  • Author(s): Ienca, Marcello
  • Source:
    Scientific American. Aug2017, Vol. 317 Issue 2, p10-10. 1p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      The article discusses the ethical, legal and social challenges related to the technological developments in the field of brain-imaging in terms of gaining access to or interfering with people's neural activity. It mentions development of neuroimaging machines and brain-computer interfaces which detect the electrical activity of neurons that can alter the nervous system signals. It also discusses use of monitoring techniques by the military to increase a fighter's alertness and attention.