Externalization of Consciousness: Scientific Possibilities and Clinical Implications
2015 (English)In: Ethical Issues in Behavioural Neuroscience / [ed] G. Lee-J. Illes-F Ohl, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2015, 205-222 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The paper starts by analyzing recent advancements in neurotechnological assessment of residual consciousness in patients with disorders of consciousness and in neurotechnology-mediated communication with them. Ethical issues arising from these developments are described, with particular focus on informed consent. Against this background, we argue for the necessity of further scientific efforts and ethical reflection in neurotechnological assessment of consciousness and ‘cerebral communication’ with verbally non-communicative patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2015. 205-222 p.
, Current Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience, ISSN 1866-3370 ; 19
Consciousness Disorders of consciousness Neurotechnology Informed consent
Research subject Neuroscience; Bioethics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-245265DOI: 10.1007/7854_2014_338ISBN: 978-3-662-44866-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-245265DiVA: diva2:791004
ProjectsHuman Brain Project
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 604102