- brain research and neurotechnology development are rapidly advancing, raising social, ethical and legal questions
- representatives from international brain initiatives, ethicists, regulators, and brain-tech companies met in DC to discuss how to ensure society gets what it wants and needs from neurotech and brain research
- strategies discussed included foresight exercises; science-with-society engagement programs; embedding ethicists within brain research projects; and making ethical consideration a condition of research funding
- the goal is to shift the culture of brain research towards one that is more responsive to society’s needs, without damaging the quality of the research
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