Chile: Pioneering the protection of neurorights
Chile is set to become the first country in the world to legislate on neurotechnologies and include brain rights in its constitution
Crime: Does brain scan evidence work?
Neurotechnology has made it possible to considerably improve lie detection techniques Although these devices are becoming increasingly accurate they raise numerous legal and ethical questions Evidence derived from the observation of the brain has been ruled inadmissible by most courts around the world
African neuroscience: Desperately seeking diversity
The field of neuroscience remains largely dominated by industrialized countries Africa could still make a significant contribution to global research provided that new policies are put in place to stimulate scientific innovation on the continent
Rafael Yuste: “Let’s act before it’s too late”
We now know how to induce hallucinations in mice by manipulating their cerebral cortex What we can do in mice today will be possible to do in humans tomorrow Neurobiologist Rafael Yuste warns that there is an urgent need to put regulatory frameworks in place to protect the exploitation of our brain activity Chair of the NeuroRights Foundation and a professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at Columbia University in New York Yuste is campaigning for the protection of our neurorights