Arleen Salles

Arleen Salles

Arleen Salles

MA, PhD, Senior Researcher

Arleen Salles, is a Senior Researcher in philosophy at the Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University and Director of the Neuroethics Program at CIF (Centro de Investigaciones Filosoficas) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a tenured professor of philosophy at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and is also affiliated to Weill Cornell Medical College, (NY, United States). She is the Deputy Leader of the Responsible Research and Innovation Work Package of the EU-flagship Human Brain Project where she is a researcher and leads the task Neuroethics and Engagement. She is also board member of the International Neuroethics Society and serves as a member of the International Brain Initiative’s Neuroethics Working Group. Salles received her M.A and Ph.D in philosophy from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.

Her current neuroethics research focuses on ontological and epistemological issues related to neuroscientific findings and its diverse applications (including brain inspired artificial intelligence), on disciplinary issues such as the nature and main characteristics of neuroethics, and methodological issues regarding how to integrate ethical and societal considerations into brain research. 

In particular, she is working on a conceptual analysis of human identity and the self, and on the impact that some neuroscientific research and emerging neurotechnologies could have on our humanness and on our self-perception as humans. She is also interested in the notion of a “global” or “culturally engaged” neuroethics and the role and significance of cultural considerations in neuroethics and neuroscience.

Phone: +1 201 2147116

Recent publications

Neuroethics & Philosophy of the Brain

The CRB neuroethics research team is an international, multi-disciplinary group. Our backgrounds allow us to approach these issues from theoretical, philosophical, social, bio-political and clinical perspectives. We collaborate closely with neuroscientists to understand the ethical and philosophical questions that neuroscience brings. In this report, we provide a summary of our research. The report was updated in November 2016. We are planning an update in the autumn 2020. 

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