Latecomers to neuroscience, Taiwanese scientists and humanities scholars have yet to develop a distinctive discourse of neuroethics. It is important to involve the public in the discussion of science policy early on, so the results of a survey of attitudes toward the establishment of a brain bank in Taiwan are used here to explore Taiwanese thinking about the brain. Finally, the possibility of developing a Confucian neuroethic is discussed as an alternative to Western approaches.

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