Gut Check

March 30, 2017

Researchers develop measures to capture moral judgments and empathy

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The complicated debate over paying for body parts is just one of the societal dilemmas Hopkins scholars are tackling, thanks to philanthropically supported Exploration of Practical Ethics grants

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Since ancient philosophers first began to ponder the problem of criminal behavior, great minds in science and law have sought a single holy grail, the point at which the two fields intersect: What nervous or brain dysfunctions can explain how people become so incapacitated that they are not responsible for their own criminal behavior?

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Research on collective recall takes on new importance in a post-fact world

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—Or a Total Disaster. Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps?

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Kindred AI is teaching robots new tasks using human virtual-reality “pilots.” The ultimate goal is to create a new kind of artificial intelligence

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3D reconstructions show a ‘crown of thorns’ shape stemming from a region linked to consciousness

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Experts say replication is needed and other hurdles must be surmounted to apply findings to the clinic

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