Experimental Neuroethics

  • Peter B. ReinerEmail author
Part of the Advances in Neuroethics book series (AIN)


Ethical discourse draws upon information from various disciplines to promote normative conclusions. In this chapter, we review one particular method—the contrastive vignette technique (CVT)—that has been fruitfully used as a quantitative means of exploring public attitudes towards ethically challenging issues. The chapter serves as a practical guide to the design and use of CVT in neuroethical inquiry, a technique we term experimental neuroethics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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