Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation.
A three-years project supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme which aims to contribute to the introduction of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in neuro-enhancement (NE).

Neuro-cheat if you can’t win?

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Many of the controversial issues approached in enhancement debates are (or are closely related to) philosophical questions. Some are moral problems, regarding what we should and shouldn't do, and some are metaphysical ones, concerning our most fundamental nature and that of the world around us – disentangling them isn't always easy. Some have been discussed since the days of Ancient Greece till today and some are completely new, arising with enhancement technologies. In this and the following texts, I shall focus on some of those problems, briefly exploring its nuances and showing the way they relate to the human/neuro-enhancement debates.

Neuroenhancement a thought experiment

When we started NERRI, we planned to devise a ‘consolidated Shared Agenda on neuro-enhancement in Europe’. In our dialogue with hundreds of people from many nations, what we found is a patchwork of social wants and needs linked to ideas of what neuroenhancement can be. So what are we left with?