Consultation now closed

The consultation on ethical issues raised by novel neurotechnologies that intervene in the brain closed on 23 April 2012.

The Council would like to thank everyone who contributed their views. The responses are being considered by the Working Party, and a report with recommendations for policy will be published in Summer 2013.

Where permission has been granted, the responses will be available to download after the Working Party has published its report.

Although the consultation has closed, you can still download the consultation paper (Word, 315 KB) which provides background information and sets out a number of questions, including:

  • Would you use a technology that intervenes in the brain if you were ill? 

  • What about for non-medical purposes, such as gaming or improving your cognitive skills?

  • In what ways, if at all, should the development and use of these technologies be promoted, restricted and/or regulated?