With the help of our members, INS maintains this list of neuroethics publications, including journals, blogs and books. Links to resources developed by external parties are provided as a courtesy and are not an endorsement of products or services. Disclaimer


Novel neurotechnologies: intervening in the brain

This report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics looks at the possible benefits and unintended consequences of intervening in the brain, and sets out an ethical framework to guide the practices of those involved in development, regulation, use and promotion of novel neurotechnologies.


AJOB Neuroscience

The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) Neuroscience provides a comprehensive resource for scholars, practitioners, and others interested in ethics and the brain sciences. We interpret the scope of the field broadly, and seek wide-ranging contributions exploring the clinical, ethical, social and legal dimensions of neuroscience. AJOB Neuroscience is the official journal of the INS. Members are eligible to receive a discounted price to the online and print subscription.


BioSocieties is committed to the scholarly exploration of the crucial social, ethical and policy implications of developments in the life sciences and biomedicine. It provides a crucial forum where the most rigorous social research and critical analysis of these issues can intersect with the work of leading scientists, social researchers, clinicians, regulators and other stakeholders. BioSocieties defines the key intellectual issues at the science-society interface, and offers pathways to the resolution of the critical local, national and global socio-political challenges that arise from scientific and biomedical advances.

The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience investigates brain–behavior interaction and promotes lively interchange among the mind sciences. Contributions address both descriptions of function and underlying brain events and reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field, covering developments in neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, neurobiology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy. JOCN is an online-only publication.


Neuroethics is a forum for interdisciplinary studies in neuroethics and related issues in the sciences of the mind. The focus is on ethical issues posed by new technologies developed via neuroscience, such as psycho-pharmaceuticals and other ways of intervening in the mind; the practice of neuroscience itself, including problems posed by incidental findings in imaging work on research subjects; regulation of neuroscientific technologies, and ways in which the sciences of the mind illuminate traditional moral and philosophical problems, such as the nature of free will and moral responsibility, self-deception, weakness of the will and the nature of personhood.

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health

The Journal of Ethics in Mental Health is an international, peer-reviewed, web-based journal, available free on-line worldwide. The journal aims at providing a useful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among all who are committed to improving ethical standards, behaviours, and choices in mental health care giving.

Websites / Blogs

The Neuroethics Blog

Topics in neuroethics fall at the intersection of neuroscience, ethics, and society, exploring the questions that arise as innovations in neuroscience challenge notions about free will, autonomy, the nature of disease, the mind, and what it means to be human. The Neuroethics Blog serves as an interactive discussion and critique of these issues. The Neuroethics Blog is the official blog of the INS and of AJOB Neuroscience.

The Law, Economics and Ethics section of shares stories of scientific discovery and the knowledge related to neuroethics.

The Dana Blog

The Dana Foundation blog provides news and views on what's happening in the world of brain science, neuroethics, and the education.

The Law and Neuroscience Blog

The Law and Neuroscience Blog provides an online forum where the members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience can share their ideas and interact with not only other researchers but also with the interested public more generally. One of the main goals of the blog is to provide a resource with information about cutting edge research at the cross-roads of neuroscience, law, and philosophy.

Mosaic Blog

The Mosaic Blog provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Mosaic Project. It's our way of sharing what the project is about, what we're doing, the stories we're working on and how we're learning as we go along. It's all part of our open editorial ethos.

Neuroanthropology PLoS Blog

Neuroanthropology examines the integration, as well as the breadth, of anthropology and neuroscience. Sometimes we do straight neuroscience, other times pure anthropology. The blog thrives on intersections and convergences, aiming to mesh the insights of neuroscience and anthropology into a more cohesive whole.


Neurophilosophy is a blog about molecules, mind, and everything in between. The blog is hosted by the Guardian.

Neuroethics Women Leaders Blog

The NEW Leaders blog aims to act as a living document reflecting the scholarly work and progress in the field of neuroethics by its NEW Leaders and also serves as a resource for professional development and networking. While neuroethics is a vibrant, rapidly progressing field, neuroethics is still a burgeoning field. Scholars seeking careers in neuroethics will have to be creative not only in their scholarship, but also need to be prepared to assume very active roles in their professional development and networking abilities.

Practical Ethics

Practical Ethics is a blog where you can find daily ethical analysis of news events from researchers in four centres based at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford. We focus on current events with practical ethical relevance, including developments in science and technology, environmental policy, public health, and information ethics.

Mind the Gap

Penn's Center for Neuroscience & Society is an interdisciplinary hub of research and educational programs addressing the ethical, legal and social implications of neuroscience. In other words, it's a place where accomplished researchers step back from their fMRI machines, data sets and computer models to ask: What does all this mean for everyone else? There are some fascinating questions out there, and equally fascinating attempts to answer them can be found in Mind the Gap blog. The point of this blog is to add to the discussion with weekly updates on CNS events, in-depth looks at relevant research, and article recommendations for anyone who wants to know more about the way brain science is (or could be) changing our lives.


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