Law, Economics & Ethics

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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Neural-digital technologies are changing the human experience.
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  • 15 min
New neural-digital interfaces could worsen existing healthcare inequalities if developers ignore socioeconomic concerns.
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  • 11 min
Scientists are exploring how neural-digital technologies can expand the human experience. This endeavor raises crucial ethical questions.
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  • 17 min
AI expert Fei-Fei Li discusses how deep-learning machines can support the human experience — not replace it.
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  • 90 min
A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
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Have you wondered the impact socioeconomic status can have on children's developing brains?
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While trigger warnings may seem helpful, research shows this may not be the case.
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With insights from neuroscience, behavioral economics research seeks to understand why people are often predictably irrational when it comes to economic decision-making.
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  • 4 min
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. And, the rate is increasing.
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Worldwide, more than 175 million people have a substance use disorder.
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Around the world, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression.
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Advancements in neuroscience have answered some big questions about ourselves — they have also posed even bigger questions about our society.
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