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 Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.