Deep Brain Stimulation as a Probative Biology: Scientific Inquiry and the Mosaic Device

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Abstract

Building upon an earlier critique of the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) granting of a humanitarian device exemption for deep brain stimulation in treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder, this article considers how we regulate and finance DBS. It suggests that these devices are mosaic in nature: both potentially therapeutic and probative and that their dual roles need to be appreciated to maximize their therapeutic and investigational potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalAJOB Neuroscience
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • bioethics
  • brain
  • deep brain stimulation
  • minimal consciousness
  • neuromodulation
  • neuroprosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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