Brain science surprises us every day with extraordinary discoveries which challenge many of our current ideas. Our moral choices appear not to be the result of mediation and reason; our beliefs are influenced not only by culture but also - whether we like it or not - by our mind's architecture, over which we have no control. Even our self-awareness and our concept of individuality are put to the test by research on the cerebral bases of mental activity. In this book a major expert describes the state of the art of a new discipline, neuroethics, which addresses the findings of neuroscience and their consequences for culture and everyday life.
Andrea Lavazza is a scholar of the philosophy of the mind and cognitive science.
Giuseppe Sartori teaches Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Padua.