Manuel Guerrero is a sociologist and bioethicist with extensive experience in human rights. He holds a PhD in Sociology and Postgraduate Diplomas in Medical Ethics and Research Ethics. He is a researcher in CRB´s Neuroethics team and Assistant Professor of Bioethics at the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine and Ethics at the Centre for Applied Ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Chile, and part of its Human Rights Chair. He has been a research coordinator, and associated researcher at the Division of Neurogeriatrics (2016-2020) at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at Karolinska Institutet and currently is affiliated to teaching and tutoring of its Division of Occupational Therapy. Since 2016 is H2020 Human Brain Project's (EU FET Flagship) Ethics Rapporteur Programme's lead (SGA1 2016-2018; SGA2 2018-2020; SGA3 2020-2023); co-chair of its Dual Use Working Group and member of its Education Programme Committee. He is responsible for HBP’s Researcher Awareness task as well, from where he is the scientific chair for the online “Interdisciplinary Brain Science: Research, Ethics and Societal Impact” course series.
From January 2021, together with Prof. Kathinka Evers, he is responsible for the ethical and philosophical component of Neurotwin (Digital twins for model-driven non-invasive electrical brain stimulation).
Manuel Guerrero’s research activities combine philosophy, social sciences, human rights, bioethics, ethics of science and technology, and neuroethics, focusing on the ethical and social implications of brain research and neurotechnologies, and the promotion of Responsible Research and Innovation. He is currently working building a conceptual model that integrates social praxeology, world-brain relation and neuronal epigenesis to understand the cultural and social imprints on the brain.
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Neuroethics & Neurophilsophy
Any attempt at understanding how the mind and the brain work comes with a set of philosophical, ethical and social issues.
The Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project is one of the European Community flagship projects and involves over 100 groups. Kathinka Evers leads the philosophical research.
Developing advanced brain models to treat Alzheimers disease and taking responsibility for the ethical and philosophical issues raised by brain research. Manuel Guerrero leads the ethics monitoring.
From Responsible Research and Innovation to responsibility by design
Part of Journal of Responsible Innovation, 2021.
Bioética y Derechos Humanos en tiempos de pandemia: el fondo ético para la toma de decisiones en tiempos de emergencia
Part of Anales de la Universidad de Chile, p. 237-244, 2020.
Ethical and Social Aspectos of Neurorobotics
Part of Science and Engineering Ethics, 2020.
Responsible Research and Innovation & Digital Inclusiveness during Covid-19 Crisis in the Human Brain Project (HBP)
Part of Journal of Responsible Technology, 2020.
Beyond Research Ethics: Dialogues in Neuro-ICT Research
Part of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2019.
Professions and Profiles: Epistemic Communities and the Registration of Human Rights Violations
Part of Resistance to Political Violence in Latin America, p. 79-115, 2019.
The Human Brain Project: Responsible Brain Research for the Benefit of Society
Part of Neuron, p. 380-384, 2019.
Cuando la población se hace parte de la producción social de la violencia : el caso de la colaboración mediante denuncias
Part of La dictadura de los sumarios (1974-1985): Universidad de Chile intervenida, p. 171-194, 2016.
Reflexiones en torno a la ley N° 20.584 y sus implicancias para la investigación biomédica en Chile
Part of Revista Médica de Chile, 2015.
De víctimas a activistas expertos: Marco conceptual para el estudio del devenir militante en la configuración del campo de derechos humanos en el Chile actual
Part of Meridional. Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos, p. 133-149, 2014.