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Choose Your Own Device: Do-It-Yourself Neuromodulation Panel Discussion

To explore the challenges and the ethical issues raised by advances in do-it-yourself (DIY) neurotechnology, the Emerging Issues Task Force of the International Neuroethics Society organized a virtual panel discussion. The panel discussed neurotechnologies such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and electroencephalogram (EEG) headsets and their ability to change the way we understand and alter our brains. Particular attention will be given to the use of neurotechnology by everyday people and the implications this has for regulatory oversight and citizen neuroscience. 

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Distinction between DIY and direct-to-consumer (DTC) neurotechnology
  • The most pressing ethical issues in this space, models for responsible innovation
  • The need for additional oversight