Novel neurotechnologies: intervening in the brain


Published 24/06/2013

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Brain scan

Public consultation

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.

  • Download the consultation summary (PDF 47 pages)
  • Download the consultation paper (PDF 17 pages)

Individual responses to the call for evidence

Fact-finding meetings

The Working Party held a series of ‘fact-finding meetings’ as part of its work. A wide range of people were invited to give presentations and discuss their views and experiences, including clinicians, patients, regulators, investors, and those working in the industry.

Social media study

As part of the factfinding for this report the Working Party commissioned a study looking at the representation of novel neurotechnologies in social media. It was conducted by Allyson Purcell-Davis, a lecturer at the School of Communication, Culture & Creative Arts at St Mary’s University College Twickenham and a PhD candidate at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

Further information about the Working Party’s evidence and opinion gathering activities can be found in Appendix 1 and 2 of the full report.