It may sound like a strange idea to do nothing unless the driver does something, but it neatly sidesteps the complexities of autonomous car ethics that are currently causing auto manufacturers, researchers and philosophers plenty of headaches

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Isn’t It Shocking?

October 28, 2015

Experimenter, with Peter Sarsgaard in the title role of Stanley Milgram, isn’t perfect — and we’ll consider some of the problems shortly. But it is an ambitious and thoughtful film that incorporates more of the social psychologist’s work than his famous — or notorious — research on obedience

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A curious result hints at the possibility dementia is caused by fungal infection

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Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality

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Neuroscientists are probing the idea that intestinal microbiota might influence brain development and behaviour. Peter Andrey Smith

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In recent times it has become appealing to believe that your dead brain might be preserved sufficiently by freezing so that some future civilization could bring your mind back to life

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Neurosurgeons hope to treat some of the most intractable mental disorders by putting advanced arrays of electrodes into patients’ brains

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Adina Roskies: As treatments advance, interventions into brain function will dramatically illustrate the dependence of who we are on our brains – and they may put pressure on some basic beliefs and concepts that have been fundamental to how we view the world

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