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Brain stimulation for treatment and enhancement in children : an ethical analysis

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Davis (2014) called for “extreme caution” in the use of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) to treat neurological disorders in children, due to gaps in scientific knowledge. We are sympathetic to his position. However, we must also address the ethical implications of applying this technology to minors. Compensatory trade-offs associated with NIBS present a challenge to its use in children, insofar as these trade-offs have the effect of limiting the child’s future options. The distinction be...

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10.3389/fnhum.2014.00953

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Research group:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
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Funding agency for:
Savulescu, J
Grant:
086041/Z/08/Z
Publisher:
Frontiers Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
8
Pages:
Article 953
Publication date:
2014-12-01
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1662-5161
ISSN:
1662-5161
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English
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2015-01-20

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