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Ron Villejo
Works at Sadara Chemical Company
Attended Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
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If you happen to walk in political circles, amid executive ranks, inside prison walls, you're more likely to run into one or more of them.
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Spurring the field on is the promise of more effective treatments for debilitating neurological and psychological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and depression. But new brain technologies will increasingly have the potential to alter how someone thinks, feels, behaves and even perceives themselves and others around them – and not necessarily in ways that are within their control or with their consent.

This is where things begin to get ethically uncomfortable.

~Andrew Maynard | Arizona State University

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/brain-research-is-an-ethical-minefield-this-is-why-we-need-to-act-now?utm_content=buffer7dc1c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Government leaders are amazing. So often it seems they are the last to know what the people want.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
http://quotemirror.com/s/75871
#government #people
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The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
http://quotemirror.com/s/lhfxg
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Much as he was an unquestionable genius, Albert Einstein was just one of us.

rf. http://www.businessinsider.com/brian-greene-albert-einstein-kills-popular-stereotype-smart-people-2016-9
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Researchers at the University of California Berkeley recently published the first in-animal trials of what they called “neural dust” – implanted millimeter-sized sensors. They inserted the sensors in the nerves and muscles of rats, showing that these miniature wirelessly powered and connected sensors can monitor neural activity. The long-term aim, though, is to introduce thousands of neural dust particles into human brains.

~Andrew Maynard | Arizona State University

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/brain-research-is-an-ethical-minefield-this-is-why-we-need-to-act-now?utm_content=buffer7dc1c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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I am very happy to hear that ethics sit at the very same table as science and technology. However, there seems to be a paradox in our human nature that is nothing short of tectonic: that we have the brilliance and ingenuity to advance our entire lot, and also in the very same instance to manipulate and destroy each other. How do we reconcile this paradox?
 
New brain technologies could alter how we think, act and feel. Are they ethical?
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77 years ago, on 23rd of September 1939, Sigmund Freud died in London, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

The ego is not master in its own house.
– Sigmund Freud
http://quotemirror.com/s/77imv
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Transitioning from our reptilian mind where we focus on ourselves and our own appearance, well being, and success; to a neocortical state where we focus more on others, e.g. via empathy - is clearly integral to creating a civilization and living meaningful, harmonious lives within that civilization.
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I am, therefore I think.
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I think about things.  I tinker with things. 



Education
  • Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine
    Clinical Psychology, 1986 - 1993
    PhD
  • Northwestern University - Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
    Psychology, English, 1977 - 1981
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    Sr. Talent Management Specialist, 2015 - present
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