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Disembodied brains : understanding our intuitions on neuro-chimeras and human-brain organoids

Title
Disembodied brains : understanding our intuitions on neuro-chimeras and human-brain organoids / John H. Evans.
ISBN
9780197750735
Publication
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2024.
Physical Description
1 online resource.
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Also issued in print: 2024.
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Summary
Recent new technologies have brought the realm of science fiction to reality. The development of human-animal neuro-chimeras, which are animals with some component of a human brain, plays into society's long-standing fascination with the crossover between humans and animals. In the same way, the development of human brain organoids - small parts of a human brain grown from harvested human cells - feeds our fear and fascination of disembodied brains. The general reaction to these technologies is shock or disgust. This book closely examines the public's response to such new scientific advances: the questions they raise about the biological essence of personhood, the ethics of growing and mixing human-animal parts, and the fears of dystopian misuse that might arise from the development of such technologies.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 02, 2024
Series
Oxford scholarship online.
Oxford scholarship online
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
Specialized.
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