Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society

Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future

Editors: Hays, S.A., Robert, J.S., Miller, C.A., Bennett, I. (Eds.)

  • The first assessment of the convergence of neuroscience and nanotechnology, its implications for the brain, and the social and ethical questions to which it gives rise
  • A novel approach to real-time assessment of new and emerging technologies
  •  The first serious empirical analysis, using quantitative and qualitative methods, of the potential for and societal ramifications of human cognitive enhancement
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Our brain is the source of everything that makes us human: language, creativity, rationality, emotion, communication, culture, politics. The neurosciences have given us, in recent decades, fundamental new insights into how the brain works and what that means for how we see ourselves as individuals and as communities. Now – with the help of new advances in nanotechnology – brain science proposes to go further: to study its molecular foundations, to repair brain functions, to create mind-machine interfaces, and to enhance human mental capacities in radical ways. This book explores the convergence of these two revolutionary scientific fields and the implications of this convergence for the future of human societies. In the process, the book offers a significant new approach to technology assessment, one which operates in real-time, alongside the innovation process, to inform the ways in which new fields of science and technology emerge in, get shaped by, and help shape human societies.

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“The text goes through a review of new technology relating to biophysical, electronic, neurophysiology, and cognitive enhancement pertaining to this burgeoning field of Nanotechnology as relating to brain research. The authors do an excellent job on discussing some of the moral, ethical, and religious discussions now being made with reference to this subject. … I highly recommend this book to all audiences.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, November, 2013)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction: Ethics and Anticipatory Governance of Nano-Neurotechnological Convergence

    Robert, Jason Scott (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Applications of Nanotechnology to the Brain and Central Nervous System

    Nulle, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Public Attitudes Towards Nanotechnology-Enabled Cognitive Enhancement in the United States

    Hays, Sean A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • U.S. News Coverage of Neuroscience Nanotechnology: How U.S. Newspapers Have Covered Neuroscience Nanotechnology During the Last Decade

    Choi, Doo-Hun (et al.)

    Pages 67-78

  • Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future: Ethical Considerations

    Milleson, Valerye

    Pages 79-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future
Editors
  • Sean A. Hays
  • Jason Scott Robert
  • Clark A. Miller
  • Ira Bennett
Series Title
Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1787-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1787-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1786-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8413-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 400
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