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Chile's government is exploring laws to protect its citizens' "neuro-rights", in the face of rapidly developing neurotechnology, even calling on other Ibero-American countries to do the same.
Scientific advances from deep brain stimulation to wearable scanners are making manipulation of the human mind increasingly possible, creating a need for laws and protections to regulate use of the new tools, top neurologists said on Dec 3.
A turning point for Rafael Yuste, a neuroscientist at New York’s Columbia University, came when his lab discovered it could activate a few neurons in a mouse's visual cortex and make it hallucinate.