The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: The Ethics of Memory Intervention

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A research group out of MIT recently claimed that they have discovered a neuro-intervention that can successfully manipulate and change the qualitative (good vs. bad) aspects of memory in mice. Dr. Karen Rommelfanger recently was asked to share her views in a USA Today article which focused on the MIT group’s research findings and touched on the ethics of memory intervention. Dr. Rommelfanger stressed the need for people working across disciplines in fields like neuroethics such that we can discuss the ethical issues early in cases like these (and other similar cases).