Arleen Salles

Arleen Salles

Arleen Salles

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 Acting 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 research focuses on neuroethics, particularly the normative, epistemic, and ontological  implications of neuroscientific findings and its applications (including brain inspired artificial intelligence). 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 on how to integrate cultural considerations in order to enrich both neuroethics and neuroscience.

Phone: +1 201 2147116

Recent publications

  • Chandler, Jennifer A.; Cabrera, Laura Y.; Doshi, Paresh; Fecteau, Shirley et al.

    International Legal Approaches to Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders

    Part of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2021.

    Open access
  • Salles, Arleen; Evers, Kathinka; Farisco, Michele

    Anthropomorphism in AI

    Part of AJOB Neuroscience, p. 88-95, 2020.

    Open access
  • Salles, Arleen; Farisco, Michele

    Of Ethical Frameworks and Neuroethics in Big Neuroscience Projects: A View from the HBP

    Part of AJOB Neuroscience, p. 167-175, 2020.

    Open access
  • Farisco, Michele; Evers, Kathinka; Salles, Arleen

    Towards Establishing Criteria for the Ethical Analysisof Artificial Intelligence

    Part of Science and Engineering Ethics, 2020.

    Open access
  • Salles, Arleen; Evers, Kathinka; Farisco, Michele

    Neuroethics and Philosophy in Responsible Research and Innovation: The Case of the Human Brain Project

    Part of Neuroethics, p. 201-211, 2019.

    Open access
  • Salles, Arleen; Bjaalie, Jan; Evers, Kathinka; Farisco, Michele et al.

    The Human Brain Project: Responsible Brain Research for the Benefit of Society

    Part of Neuron, p. 380-384, 2019.

    Open access
  • Salles, Arleen; Evers, Kathinka; Farisco, Michele

    The Need for a Conceptual Expansion of Neuroethics

    Part of AJOB Neuroscience, p. 126-128, 2019.

    Open access
  • Farisco, Michele; Salles, Arleen; Evers, Kathinka

    Neuroethics: A Conceptual Approach

    Part of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, p. 717-727, 2018.

  • Salles, Arleen

    Neuroethics in Context: The Development of the Discipline in Argentina

    Part of The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, 2018.

  • Delegates, Global Neuroethics Summit; Rommelfanger, Karen S.; Jeong, Sung-Jin; Ema, Arisa et al.

    Neuroethics Questions to Guide Ethical Research in the International Brain Initiatives

    Part of Neuron, p. 19-36, 2018.

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. 

Download our Neuroethics report

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Last modified: 2021-03-25