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Call for papers: Brain science, philosophy and ethics in medicine

© DrOONeil, File:FMRI Brain Scan.jpg. Wikimedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FMRI_Brain_Scan.jpg#  (CC BY-SA 3.0)Series guest editors: Dr. James Giordano, Dr. John Shook

We invite to you to submit to our new article collection/thematic series: Brian science, philosophy, ethics, and medicine.

This thematic series addresses the philosophical and ethical issues generated by progress in, and use of cutting-edge brain science in medicine. Herein, we conjoin prior and on-going work that focuses upon neuroethical concerns, and invite papers that provide and advance inquiry, insight, speculation and debate.

Supported by funding efforts such as the United States’ Decade of the Brain (1990-2000) and current Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, and the European Union’s Human Brain Project, neuroscience is forging new directions and resources to access and affect neurological structures and functions. These tools and techniques have enabled applications in medical fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and pain care, both to treat disorders, and to modify cognition, emotions and behaviors. While such capabilities may be construed as beneficial, the discovery, development and use(s) of new devices, information and knowledge also incur ethical, legal and social issues; these are the focus of the relatively new, but ever more important, necessary and growing field of neuroethics.

The following journals are accepting submissions to the series:

Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
BMC Neuroscience
BMC Neurology

BMC Medicine

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the individual journals instructions for authors and submitted via the online submission system please indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for the Brain science, philosophy, ethics and medicine series.

For further information, please email journals@biomedcentral.com stating which journal you wish to enquire about.

  1. Editorial

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: Part 4 - Ethical issues in clinical and social applications of neuroscience

    As a discipline, neuroethics addresses a range of questions and issues generated by basic neuroscientific research (inclusive of studies of putative neurobiological processes involved in moral and ethical cogn...

    Kira Becker, John R. Shook, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:1

    Published on: 31 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:2

  2. Commentary

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 3 – “second tradition neuroethics” – ethical issues in neuroscience

    Neuroethics describes several interdisciplinary topics exploring the application and implications of engaging neuroscience in societal contexts. To explore this topic, we present Part 3 of a four-part bibliogr...

    Amanda Martin, Kira Becker, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:7

    Published on: 19 September 2016

  3. Opinion

    Global mental health and neuroethics

    Global mental health is a relatively new field that has focused on disparities in mental health services across different settings, and on innovative ways to provide feasible, acceptable, and effective service...

    Dan J Stein and James Giordano

    BMC Medicine 2015 13:44

    Published on: 4 March 2015

  4. Commentary

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 1: overview and reviews – defining and describing the field and its practices

    Neuroethics entails investigations of neurocognitive mechanisms of morality and ethics; and studies and address of the ethical issues spawned by the use of neuroscience and its technologies to investigate cogn...

    Liana Buniak, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:9

    Published on: 16 May 2014

  5. Research article

    Neural correlates of moral judgments in first- and third-person perspectives: implications for neuroethics and beyond

    There appears to be an inconsistency in experimental paradigms used in fMRI research on moral judgments. As stimuli, moral dilemmas or moral statements/ pictures that induce emotional reactions are usually emp...

    Mihai Avram, Kristina Hennig-Fast, Yan Bao, Ernst Pöppel, Maximilian Reiser, Janusch Blautzik, James Giordano and Evgeny Gutyrchik

    BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:39

    Published on: 1 April 2014

  1. Editorial

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: Part 4 - Ethical issues in clinical and social applications of neuroscience

    As a discipline, neuroethics addresses a range of questions and issues generated by basic neuroscientific research (inclusive of studies of putative neurobiological processes involved in moral and ethical cogn...

    Kira Becker, John R. Shook, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:1

    Published on: 31 May 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2017 12:2

  2. Commentary

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 3 – “second tradition neuroethics” – ethical issues in neuroscience

    Neuroethics describes several interdisciplinary topics exploring the application and implications of engaging neuroscience in societal contexts. To explore this topic, we present Part 3 of a four-part bibliogr...

    Amanda Martin, Kira Becker, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2016 11:7

    Published on: 19 September 2016

  3. Opinion

    Global mental health and neuroethics

    Global mental health is a relatively new field that has focused on disparities in mental health services across different settings, and on innovative ways to provide feasible, acceptable, and effective service...

    Dan J Stein and James Giordano

    BMC Medicine 2015 13:44

    Published on: 4 March 2015

  4. Commentary

    A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 1: overview and reviews – defining and describing the field and its practices

    Neuroethics entails investigations of neurocognitive mechanisms of morality and ethics; and studies and address of the ethical issues spawned by the use of neuroscience and its technologies to investigate cogn...

    Liana Buniak, Martina Darragh and James Giordano

    Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 2014 9:9

    Published on: 16 May 2014

  5. Research article

    Neural correlates of moral judgments in first- and third-person perspectives: implications for neuroethics and beyond

    There appears to be an inconsistency in experimental paradigms used in fMRI research on moral judgments. As stimuli, moral dilemmas or moral statements/ pictures that induce emotional reactions are usually emp...

    Mihai Avram, Kristina Hennig-Fast, Yan Bao, Ernst Pöppel, Maximilian Reiser, Janusch Blautzik, James Giordano and Evgeny Gutyrchik

    BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:39

    Published on: 1 April 2014

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