Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future

ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2 (Print) 978-94-007-1787-9 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

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    Pages 1-17

    Introduction: Ethics and Anticipatory Governance of Nano-Neurotechnological Convergence

  3. Introduction to RTTA

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-41

      Applications of Nanotechnology to the Brain and Central Nervous System

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      Pages 43-65

      Public Attitudes Towards Nanotechnology-Enabled Cognitive Enhancement in the United States

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      Pages 67-78

      U.S. News Coverage of Neuroscience Nanotechnology: How U.S. Newspapers Have Covered Neuroscience Nanotechnology During the Last Decade

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      Pages 79-96

      Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future: Ethical Considerations

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      Pages 97-111

      A New Model for Public Engagement: The Dialogue on Nanotechnology and Religion

  4. Brain Repair and Brain-Machine Implants

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113

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      Pages 115-146

      The Age of Neuroelectronics

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      Pages 147-158

      The Cochlear Implant Controversy: Lessons Learned for Using Anticipatory Governance to Address Societal Concerns of Nano-scale Neural Interface Technologies

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      Pages 159-166

      Healing the Blind: Perspectives of Blind Persons on Methods to Restore Sight

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      Pages 167-178

      Nanotechnology, the Brain, and Personal Identity

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      Pages 179-191

      Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects of Brain-Implants Using Nano-Scale Materials and Techniques

  5. Enhancing the Brain and Cognition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193

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      Pages 195-217

      The Complex Cognitive Systems Manifesto

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      Pages 219-234

      Narratives of Intelligence: The Sociotechnical Context of Cognitive Enhancement in American Political Culture

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      Pages 235-245

      Towards responsible use of cognitive-enhancing drugs by the healthy

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      Pages 247-263

      The Opposite of Human Enhancement: Nanotechnology and the Blind Chicken Problem

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      Pages 265-283

      National Citizens’ Technology Forum: Nanotechnologies and Human Enhancement

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      Pages 285-309

      Panelists’ Reports by State: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin (a–f)

  6. Nanoparticle Toxicity and the Brain

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-311

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      Pages 313-332

      A Review of Nanoparticle Functionality and Toxicity on the Central Nervous System

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      Pages 333-356

      Recommendations for a Municipal Health & Safety Policy for Nanomaterials

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      Pages 357-371

      Nanotechnology in Cambridge: What Do You Think?

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