Brain Imaging: A Decade of Coverage in the Print Media

TitleBrain Imaging: A Decade of Coverage in the Print Media
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsRacine, E, Bar-Ilan, O, Illes, J
JournalScience Communication
Date Published2006
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15528545
KeywordsBIOETHICS , COMMUNICATION , CONTENT , EXCHANGE , Functional , Image , Imaging , MAGNETIC , neuroethics , neuroscience , Neurosciences , PHILOSOPHY , PRESS , research , SCIENCE
AbstractAdvances in neuroscience are increasingly intersecting with issues of ethical, legal, and social interest. This study is an analysis of press coverage of an advanced technology for brain imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, that has gained significant public visibility over the past ten years. Discussion of issues of scientific validity and interpretation dominated over ethical content in both the popular and specialized press. Coverage of research on higher order cognitive phenomena specifically attributed broad personal and societal meaning to neuroimages. The authors conclude that neuroscience provides an ideal model for exploring science communication and ethics in a multicultural context. 
NotesRacine, Eric 1 Bar-Ilan, Ofek 2 Illes, Judy 3; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal Québec, Canada 2: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California Dominican University of California, San Rafael 3: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Source Info: Sep2006, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p122; Subject Term: COMMUNICATION in science; Subject Term: MAGNETIC resonance imaging; Subject Term: IMAGING systems; Subject Term: IMAGE analysis; Subject Term: SCIENCE & ethics; Subject Term: SCIENCE -- Social aspects; Subject Term: NEUROSCIENCES; Subject Term: BIOETHICS; Subject Term: EXCHANGE of publications; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: PHILOSOPHY & science; Author-Supplied Keyword: bioethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: content analysis; Author-Supplied Keyword: functional magnetic resonance imaging; Author-Supplied Keyword: neuroethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: neuroscience; Author-Supplied Keyword: press; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541712 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology); NAICS/Industry Codes: 333316 Photographic and Photocopying Equipment Manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 334118 Computer Terminal and Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 621512 Diagnostic Imaging Centers; Number of Pages: 22p; Illustrations: 4 Charts; Document Type: Article