Neuroparinting: Between apocalyps and utopia

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Abstract

Neuroparenting: Between apocalypse and utopia
Neuroscience increasingly invades all domains of our lives, including the intimate realm of child raising and parenting. The current trend of neuroparenting, that is parenting advice based on neuroscientific research, fits this development. This article analyses this development from an ethical point of
view. We will outline the current developments in the domain of neuroparenting
with a special focus on the so-called ‘baby brain’ and ‘adolescent brain’.
To discuss corresponding promises and perils, we do not only provide an
overview of current studies developing ethical arguments, but we will also
present several blind spots in that debate. We will conclude with some advice
on how to integrate neuroscience findings in parenting practice in the most
ethical way and point out limits that ought to be respected.
Translated title of the contributionNeuroparinting: Between apocalyps and utopia
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)525-544
JournalAlgemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte
Volume111
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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