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Nat Rev Neurosci. 2005 Feb;6(2):159-64.

fMRI in the public eye.

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Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, 701 Welch Road, Building A, Suite 1105, Palo Alto, California 94304-5748, USA.

Abstract

The wide dissemination and expanding applications of functional MRI have not escaped the attention of the media or discussion in the wider public arena. From the bench to the bedside, this technology has introduced substantial ethical challenges. Are the boundaries of what it can and cannot achieve being communicated to the public? Are its limitations understood? And given the complexities that are inherent to neuroscience, are current avenues for communication adequate?

PMID:
15685221
PMCID:
PMC1524852
DOI:
10.1038/nrn1609
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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