Neuro-Enhancement is an intensely debated issue and there are several possible definitions and interpretations. For the purposes of the NERRI Project we have used the following definition: Neuro-Enhancement comprises the use of neurotechnologies (e.g., psychotropic drugs or brain stimulation devices) to improve cognition and/or behavioral functioning and performance where cognitive and/or behavioral functioning is not judged to be clinically impaired. Anyone could be a potential user of Neuro-Enhancement technologies. How would You define Neuro-Enhancement and its use? - Speak up here…
Why the NERRI Project?
Science and technology advances rapidly. The NERRI project works to establish productive dialogue between potential users, potential “designers” (researchers, engineers, developers) and potential legislators of Neuro-Enhancement technologies, before products start to hit the marketplace. The aim is to ensure that that technological research and innovation proceeds in ethically acceptable and socially desirable directions. Beyond facilitating this dialogue NERRI will also put forward policy recommendations for the governance of neuro-enhancement technologies.