Just having the graduate students and Sara [Goering, associate professor of philosophy] present in our space and asking us questions raises our consciousness, our neural system, to be thinking a little more about the ethical implications of what we do…. That could/should thinking is unique to philosophy and is something that science should embrace more and more.
So says Tom Daniel, professor of biology at University of Washington and part of the neuroengineering project there. He discusses the project in this brief video, which also features Sara Goering talking about some of the philosophical questions relevant to it. (via Teresa Blankmeyer Burke)