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When thinking is doing: Responsibility for BCI-mediated action, controllability and foreseeability of outcome

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Technologies controlled directly by the brain are being developed, evolving based on insights gained from neuroscience, and rehabilitative medicine. Besides neuro-controlled prosthetics aimed at restoring function lost somehow, technologies controlled via brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) may also extend a user’s horizon of action, freed from the need for bodily movement. Whilst BCI-mediated action ought to be, on the whole, treated as conventional action, law and policy ought to be amended to...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
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0000-0002-5540-6046
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University of Oxford
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Philosophy
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University of Oxford
Department:
Philosophy
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Bioethics Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
1
Pages:
46-58
Publication date:
2020-02-03
Acceptance date:
2019-07-05
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EISSN:
1536-0075
ISSN:
1526-5161
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1028536
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2019-07-08

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