Arleen Salles is a Senior Researcher in CRB’s neuroethics team. She is the Director of the Neuroethics Program at CIF (Centro de Investigaciones Filosoficas) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is also a task leader and research collaborator in the Ethics and Society subproject (SP12) of the EU-flagship Human Brain Project and SP12’s Communications Officer. Salles received her M.A and Ph.D in philosophy from SUNY Buffalo, USA.
Her research interests range from issues in moral philosophy (such as the connection between emotional rationality and intentionality, and the status of aversive emotions like disgust), to bioethics (for example, the ethical issues raised by cultural, ethnic, and gender differences in the health care context) and neuroethics (the normative relevance of neuroscientific findings and privacy concerns raised by neuro-imaging, among others). She is currently working on a conceptual analysis of human identity and the self, and the impact that some neuroscientific findings could have on what it means to be human.
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Neuroethics & Neurophilsophy
Any attempt at understanding how the mind and the brain work comes with a set of philosophical, ethical and social issues.
The Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project is one of the European Community flagship projects and involves over 100 groups. Kathinka Evers leads the philosophical research.
We aim to broaden the field and contribute to the ongoing discussion on the nature of neuroethics with our conceptual approach to fundamental neuroethics.
We develop a conceptual analysis of neuronal epigenesis in relation infant development and education, learning language, and the development of philosophical and religious systems and ethical norms.
Developments in neuroscientific techniques and technologies are increasing the capability to assess and affect the structure and functions of the brain. We explore issues emerging from dual use of this research.
Neuroscience and identity
Exploring the issues
We use philosophical tools to analyse the notion of human identity, its meaning and value, and its relation to the debate on human nature.
The Human Brain Project: Responsible Brain Research for the Benefit of Society
Part of Neuron, p. 380-384, 2019.
Neuroethics: A Conceptual Approach
Part of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, p. 717-727, 2018.
Neuroethics and Philosophy in Responsible Research and Innovation: The Case of the Human Brain Project
Part of Neuroethics, 2018.
Neuroethics in Context: The Development of the Discipline in Argentina
Part of The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, 2018.
Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives
Part of Neuron, p. 19-36, 2018.
Proactive Epigenesis and Ethics
Part of EMBO Reports, p. 1271-, 2017.
Salud reproductiva, legislación y opciones de maternidad
Part of International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, p. 248-251, 2017.
Social Neuroscience and Neuroethics: A Fruitful Synergy
Part of Neuroscience and Social Science: The Missing Link, p. 531-546, 2017.
The Computational Shift in Neuroscience: A Multifaceted Neuroethical Analysis
Part of AJOB Neuroscience, p. W4-W5, 2017.
Theoretical Framing of Neuroethics: The Need for a Conceptual Approach
Part of Debates About Neuroethics: Perspectives on Its Development, Focus, and Future, p. 89-107, 2017.
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.