Hey this is terrifyingly terrible piece: 1. They're not human brains. 2. This is a based on a press release for an abstract of a SfN conference symposium talk - no paper, no review, nothing. HT
"Neuroscientists may have crossed an 'ethical rubicon' by growing lumps of human brain in the lab, and in some cases transplanting the tissue into animals, researchers warn." The words "may have" are doing a lot of work here.
🤔 Can a brain without a sensory system feel pain/be sentient? Asking for a tiny friend in a dish... “Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains”
#Neuroscience Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains Debate needed over research with ‘potential for something to suffer’, neuroscientists say #bioethics #tech
There is... a lot that is misleading in this article "On Monday, researchers will tell the world’s largest annual meeting of neuroscientists..." would make you envision a keynote. Actually: a very lightly-reviewed "nanosymposium" w about 150 people (1/4)
Is anyone familiar with Ohayon and the claim that he can predict sentience based on computer simulations?
"Ohayon has developed computer models that he believes help identify when sentience is likely to arise." A discussion on ethics is mandatory for this area of science, but computer models of sentience? That is really problematic: it is a model, not reality.
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains
Wow no this is terrible and nope Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains Debate needed over research with ‘potential for something to suffer’, neuroscientists say
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains | Science | The Guardian
Scientists 'may have crossed ethical line' in growing human brains via
Meanwhile in animal welfare policy...
Scientists ‘may have crossed ethical line’ in growing human brains | Debate needed over research with ‘potential for something to suffer’, neuroscientists say
We urgently need international ethical consensus on how to safely conduct research using human brain organoids.
“some scientists working on brain organoids are “perilously close” to crossing the ethical line” “If there’s even a possibility of the organoid being sentient, we could be crossing that line,”