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
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner