What science does with human brain is subject to great debate

A pregnant woman is suddenly brain-dead: should she be kept alive so her baby can have a chance at life?

Children do poorly in school: should they receive attention-boosting drugs even if not diagnosed with a condition?

Child abuse and neglect have an important impact on brain development: should we re-visit policies around foster care and adoption?

New research shows solitary confinement changes and damages the brain: should society alter its ways of treating hardened criminals?

Questions such as these are more than catchy headlines; they are a testament to the profound impact that brain science has on the world.

Story by Jule Robillard, Peter Reiner and Judy Illes

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