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Stimulating brains, altering minds
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    The Janus-faced character of DBS - A Reply to Walter Glannon
    • Uta Bittner, Postgraduate; Ph.D. student
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      • Henriette Krug

    In J Med Ethics 2009 (35) Walter Glannon [i] claims that deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves symptoms of some conditions, but could also have impact on thought, personality, and behaviour. His argument – although rich and in detail – misses three important points:

    (1) Why should the disruption of thematic unity of one`s life story always be a harm? Glannon appeals to our intuitions when he claims that cohere...

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