Challenges and Opportunities of Creating Conceptual Maps

In exploring the interrelations among responsibility, privacy, authenticity, and trust, Schönau and colleagues propose an “agency map” that “brings together the diverse neuroethical dimensions and their interrelations into a comprehensive framework” (Schönau et al. 2021). Given the now-extensive and wide-ranging neuroethics literature discussing neural technologies—from concerns about safety (Ramos et al. 2019) and informed consent (Hendriks et al. 2019) to concerns about bias and responsibility (Yuste et al. 2017), and discussions of various interconnected self-related characteristics (e.g., personality, autonomy, agency) (Bluhm et al. 2019; Gilbert, Viaña, and Ineichen 2018)—the development of comprehensive frameworks that can identify relationships among diverse ethical concerns is of great benefit to the field. However, any mapping endeavor requires decisions to be made about how to present diverse sets of information and their interrelations, resulting in trade-offs between breadth and detail. The proposed agency map by Schönau and colleagues is no exception.

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Work Title Challenges and Opportunities of Creating Conceptual Maps
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  1. Laura Y. Cabrera
  2. Robyn Bluhm
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Article
  1. Informa UK Limited
Publication Date May 7, 2021
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  1. 10.1080/21507740.2021.1904033
  1. AJOB Neuroscience
Deposited September 22, 2022




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