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When brain implants arrive, will we still be “us”?

November 28, 2012 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

By Reena Jana, Smartplanet 11/19/2012
Read the full story at: http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/when-brain-implants-arrive-will-we-still-be-8220us-8221/6102

What happens when non-biological implants in our bodies — along the lines of cochlear implants to improve hearing in the deaf — include brain-related devices that might enhance our memories? Will we still be “us”? Will we be more of a cyborg than we were if, say, we had another type of implant? And for those who believe we would not be, at what point do we lose our selves to a more machine-like incarnation? When do we stop being human?   Read more . . . →