019 – Iris Coates McCall
Iris Coates McCall is a Neurotechnology Researcher at Neuroethics Canada, University of British Columbia. Iris holds a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Cognitive Science from McGill University, and a Masters of Bioethics from Johns Hopkins.
Top 3 Takeaways
- There are three ways to apply ethical guidance to an organization.
- Scientific evidence can change people’s beliefs in the credibility of a claim.
- The ethics of augmentative neurosurgery are unclear.
- [1:00] How does Iris spend her time researching?
- [2:00] How Iris became involved in neuroethics
- [4:00] Neuroethics in the workplace
- [5:05] The ethicist’s practical toolkit
- [6:10] What kind of regulation governs consumer neurotechnology?
- [8:50] Enforcement of regulation
- [10:00] Impact of scientific evidence on what people believe
- [12:45] What’s the process for translating ethics research into policy/enforcement?
- [15:20] Do profitability and social good go hand in hand?
- [18:00] How can ethics be adjudicated?
- [20:00] Pragmatic neuroethics
- [22:00] Ethics of augmentative neurosurgery
- [25:20] Iris’s book recommendation
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