Book chapters will be unavailable on Saturday 24th August between 8am-12pm BST. This is for essential maintenance which will provide improved performance going forwards. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
This chapter discusses the basic ethical principles and practices for human experimentation. It touches on the related subject of regulatory and legal issues in neurological research. Disorders of the central nervous system (CNS) present a number of challenges for specifying core principles and practices of research ethics. In CNS research, the tensions between regulation and ethics are greatest around the use of placebo controls. Phase 1 trials of new CNS interventions, as with all interventions, generally present a high degree of risk and uncertainty. Many trials involving neurological disorders show evidence of placebo responses. Many CNS drug trials involve brain imaging, in one report, brain abnormalities, like malignancies or vascular malformations, were detected in as many as 18% of healthy volunteers. Issues of justice arise with particular frequency whenever CNS trials involve placebos. Researchers should also attend to various non-verbal or affective elements of communication that shape public expectations.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.