Changing one's mind: neurointerventions, autonomy, and the law on consent

Lisa Forsberg has a three year British Academy Post Doctoral Fellowship from October 2017 to October 2021

This is a project in moral and legal philosophy examining the extent to which English law on consent sufficiently protects morally salient patient interests.

The project focuses in particular on consent to neurointerventions that act directly on the brain and alter some aspect of brain function, for example, deep brain stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation. These interventions can be used to clarify how different patient interests are protected (or not) by the law on consent.