What is the impact of braincomputer interfaces on personhood?

Researchers and healthcare professionals are currently developing new devices under the category of braincomputer interfaces. Current applications are both medical or assistive and non-medical and may affect the users’ ability to be a person in positive or negative ways.



The theme of our series for the year 2019-2020 is the role of dialogue in care as well as the healthcare system

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Brainstorm is a newsletter about health ethic. Published since 2009, Brainstorm provides state-of-the art international updates on events, funding, education, literature, resources, and news in health ethics.


Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are always looking to grow our interdisciplinary team of postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate and graduate students, interns, and research staff. 

Brainstorm Magazine

The goal of Brainstorm is to bring academic discussion out into the open; to facilitate inclusive dialogue and present scholarly topics in more accessible ways.

Pragmatism strives to develop practical approaches that promote human values and human flourishing using state-of-the-art methods from different disciplines.

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Research undertaken at the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit addresses a range of challenges in health care, research, and health policy. It relies on the use of interdisciplinary approaches that are grounded in facts, open to deliberative processes, and focused on producing practical changes that promote respect of persons and human flourishing in all its diversity.

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