Brain to Computer Communication: Ethical Perspectives on Interaction Models

TAMBURRINI, GUGLIELMO (2009) Brain to Computer Communication: Ethical Perspectives on Interaction Models. [Pubblicazione su rivista scientifica]

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Abstract

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) enable one to control peripheral ICT and robotic devices by processing brain activity on-line. The potential usefulness of BCI systems, initially demonstrated in rehabilitation medicine, is now being explored in education, entertainment, intensive workflow monitoring, security, and training. Ethical issues arising in connection with these investigations are triaged taking into account technological imminence and pervasiveness of BCI technologies. By focussing on imminent technological developments, ethical reflection is informatively grounded into realistic protocols of brain-to-computer communication. In particular, it is argued that human-machine adaptation and shared control distinctively shape autonomy and responsibility issues in current BCI interaction environments. Novel personhood issues are identified and analyzed too. These notably concern (i) the “sub-personal” use of human beings in BCI-enabled cooperative problem solving, and (ii) the pro-active protection of personal identity which BCI rehabilitation therapies may afford, in the light of so-called motor theories of thinking, for the benefit of patients affected by severe motor disabilities.

Tipologia di documento:Pubblicazione su rivista scientifica
Parole chiave:Brain-Computer Interfaces, BCI and ethics, persnal identity persistence, human dignity
Settori scientifico-disciplinari MIUR:Non specificato
Stato del full text:Accessibilità ristretta
Data:2009
Altri Autori:G. TAMBURRINI
Numero di pagine:13
Intervallo di pagina:pp. 137-149
Volume:2
Dipartimento o Struttura:Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche
Numero identificativo:10.1007/s12152-009-9040-1
Titolo rivista/pubblicazione:NEUROETHICS
Numero di sistema:7541
Depositato il:21 Ottobre 2010 08:57
Ultima modifica:21 Ottobre 2010 08:57

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