Adrian is a leading figure in Addiction Neuroethics. He studies the impact of neuroscience on our understanding and treatment of addiction and other compulsive behaviours. Core topics include notions of agency, identity and moral responsibility; public and patient understanding of addiction; the use of coercion in the treatment of addiction and mental illness; the capacity for voluntary control of addictive or compulsive behaviours; and the use of emerging technologies, such as deep brain stimulation and brain imaging, to treat addiction and other mental illnesses. His latest research investigates the ethical, legal and social impact of medically induced compulsive behaviours in patients treated for Parkinson’s disease.
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Retraining the brain
From dementia to depression to drug addiction, artificial brain stimulation has been hailed as a landmark medical technology for the future. But safeguards are needed if we want the benefits without the risks.
Episode 4: The Ethics of Neuroscience
Academics discuss the fundamental questions being raised by our growing understanding of the human brain.