Human Rights and Neurotechnology

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Is the cognitive process protected under human rights?

Imagine the technology existed to either measure or manipulate your brain activity without your consent. Understandably, this would seem uncomfortable at best, and total infringement of human rights at worst. Perhaps this future isn't too far off because a paper recently published in Life Sciences, Society, and Policy explores the idea of expanding human rights to include our cognitive processes. In the expanding world of neuroscience and neurotechnology, it's worth thinking about how we'll protect ourselves moving forward.

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Jesse is a passionate scientist, educator, and science communicator. As an assistant professor at York University in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, he teaches three classes: History of Astronomy, Introduction to Astronomy, and Exploring the Solar System. He frequently collaborates with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and lends his expert voice to the Ingenium Channel. Jesse is an astrophysicist, and his research explores how super massive black holes evolve through time. Whether in the classroom, through social media, or on TV, he encourages conversations about how science and society intersect, and why science is relevant in our daily lives.