Neural Engineering and Ethical Implications

Introduction to Neural Engineering & Ethical Implications

A 1-Week Curriculum Unit for Middle and High School STEM Classes.

Using neuroethics as a common theme, this five-lesson unit will give an overview of a broad range of neural engineering topics including the human nervous system, electrophysiology, the history of neural engineering, medical devices, and the ethical implications of these emerging technologies.

The lessons were developed by Alison Farrell and Michaela Ranz of the Attic Learning Community (Woodinville, Wash.) as part of the 2015 CSNE Research Experience for Teachers program.

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  • Lesson One: History of Neural Engineering
  • Lesson Two: Neuroethics Case Studies
  • Lesson Three: The Nervous System
  • Lesson Four: Neuroprosthetics
  • Lesson Five: Robotic Arm

This curriculum unit is also available through the Link Engineering Educator Exchange.