Secondary school prizes


null Berta Mateos Vivar of Instituto Castelló d'Empúries for “More than human? The ethical debate around neuro-improvement.”
Berta Mateos Vivar
Berta Mateos Vivar
This study seeks to address the potential social, ethical and political implications of using neuro-improvement technologies. Specifically, what arguments would justify the restriction, regulation or prohibition of the freedom of the individual in choosing to enhance his or capacities?
Many of the techniques of neuro-improvement or the enhancement of cognitive capacities are already freely available on the open market. This raises an urgent need for social debate to address the questions surrounding the use of such techniques, their potential, but also the risks associated with them, and the need for them to be regulated, as they could threaten such fundamental social values as autonomy, personal merit, responsibility, freedom, justice and equality.