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Tech advancement mandates need for 'neuro-rights': ethicists

Dec 05, 2020 14:34 IST

From deep-brain simulations to wearable brain scanners, scientists say brain manipulation technology is moving faster than ever which has created an immediate need for laws and protections to regulate the use of the new tools. 

Neuroscientists and ethicists have called for an addition of “neuro-rights” to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, reports Reuters. 

The proposed rights include -- rights to identity, free will and mental privacy along with the right of equal access to brain augmentation advances and protection from algorithmic bias.

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