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Citizens Commission on Human Rights to Participate at Father’s Day Event The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Nashville (CCHR Nashville) has been hard at work to spread information to parents on their basic rights so they can help their children. Nashville, TN, May 27, 2017 --( CCHR has long been an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients’ rights in the field of mental health. Per the international CCHR website, cchr.org, “CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.” Rev. Brian Fesler, who serves on the board of CCHR Nashville, said, “CCHR volunteers are getting the word out, but there is so much work to be done. People are getting hurt every day at the hands of psychiatrists.” CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). CCHR is often able to assist with filing complaints, and can work with a person’s attorney to further investigate the case. To contact CCHR Nashville for more information, visit cchrnashville.org. Nashville, TN, May 27, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights Nashville Chapter (CCHR Nashville) is working to educate parents on their basic rights as they relate to their children’s mental health and well-being. To do this, volunteers have been to several recent events and informational fairs, and now are preparing to participate in Father’s Day celebrations in Nashville.CCHR has long been an advocate for human rights, especially as relates to patients’ rights in the field of mental health. Per the international CCHR website, cchr.org, “CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.”Rev. Brian Fesler, who serves on the board of CCHR Nashville, said, “CCHR volunteers are getting the word out, but there is so much work to be done. People are getting hurt every day at the hands of psychiatrists.”CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR receives reports about abuses in the field of mental health and is especially interested in situations where persons experienced abuse or damage due to a false diagnosis or unwanted and harmful psychiatric treatments, such as psychiatric drugs, electroshock (ECT) and electronic or magnetic brain stimulation (TMS). CCHR is often able to assist with filing complaints, and can work with a person’s attorney to further investigate the case. To contact CCHR Nashville for more information, visit cchrnashville.org.


PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MercuryGate International, Inc., a leader in Transportation Management System (TMS) solutions, announced today the launch of ezVision from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. This new user experience for the MercuryGate TMS solutions is designed to make transportation management easier, faster, and more dynamic. By providing customers with quick access to the most critical and frequent functions done on a day-to-day basis, ezVision creates a workflow that maximizes user efficiency. “Transportation management software needs to evolve and adjust to the way our customers work,” said Monica Wooden, CEO and Co-Founder of MercuryGate International, Inc. “With the input from many of our customers, we have reimagined the TMS workspace, and have set the new standard by which all TMS interfaces will be judged.” MercuryGate’s new user interface provides an even greater level of control tower visibility to support fast and easy responses to unplanned requests and ultimately reduce the number of clicks or actions required to complete any TMS task. The report dashboard portal provides a control tower view of what’s due, overdue and upcoming, assisting users as they plan their workflow and prioritize tasks. This screen includes an unprecedented amount of relevant information, allowing users to eliminate time spent on scrolling or searching from window to window for necessary data. The ezVision interface also includes a single, consolidated search screen that searches across execution loads, customer loads, and invoices all at once. When a user receives an ad hoc request or must respond to an unplanned situation, ezVision makes it possible to click on any record and make edits directly from the search results screen or open a separate detail page to access a deeper level of information. Edits can also be made on the detail page. The MercuryGate ezVision experience begins with the ezVision home screen that allows users to complete all TMS tasks from one easy-to-use and intuitive screen. Some of the enhanced features include: “We want to make every interaction with MercuryGate TMS the best experience it can be, with speed being a measurable output of form,” said Ms. Wooden. “MercuryGate’s ezVision puts more information in front of the user than ever, allowing users to get the data they need faster, supporting rapid and informed decision making.” MercuryGate provides powerful transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers and carriers. MercuryGate’s solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate delivers exceptional value for TMS users through improved productivity and operational efficiency. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce costs. Find out why MercuryGate has set the industry standard for the most adaptable, comprehensive transportation solutions suite in the industry at www.mercurygate.com. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2017 is the world’s most important gathering of supply chain leaders. Disruptions large and small confront today’s supply chains on a daily basis. At this year’s conference, chief supply chain officers and their leadership teams focus how to recognize the impacts of disruptions and create transformational strategies that empower the organization to exceed performance expectations.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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Leading provider of trucking and freight broker software makes accounting easier for small to mid-sized freight transportation companies VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - Managing the books is challenging, yet integral for small to mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokerages. Tailwind Transportation Software is excited to make it easier for transportation companies to look after their financial health by integrating QuickBooks Online, the world's leading online financial software for small businesses, with its all-in-one transportation management software (TMS). Tailwind's trucking and freight broker software helps transportation companies manage customers, dispatch loads, send invoices, and make payments to drivers. It provides a business with everything it needs to operate on a day-to-day basis -- keeping track of the dollars and cents associated with each Order and Dispatch, as well as the details of each freight transaction. And now, all this information can be easily synchronized with QuickBooks Online. "QuickBooks Online is one of the most popular accounting systems for trucking companies and freight brokers, and is a natural fit for our online TMS (Transportation Management Software) offering," said Murray Pratt, President and CEO of Tailwind. "The integration between Tailwind and QuickBooks provides our users with a complete accounting, admin, and operations solution at a fraction of the price and time required by the large integrated client server systems with their in-app accounting platforms." Tailwind is also partnering with Kerry Smithies of MyQuickBookKeeping.com who will set up businesses' chart of accounts, lead training sessions, and provide services to help Tailwind customers take full advantage of QuickBooks to: "Coming from a trucking family, I am very excited to partner with Tailwind to make life easier for smaller and family-run transportation companies; to help them really take control of their financial health," said Kerry. The Tailwind and Quickbooks Online integration is available to all users of Tailwind Pro -- you can get started with a demo or 30-day free trial here. Learn more about Tailwind's integration with Quickbooks Online at Kerry Smithies' Tailwind and QuickBooks Online webinar on May 31st. Since 2002 Tailwind has built enterprise-grade Transportation Management Software (TMS) for trucking companies, freight brokers, and companies that do both. Tailwind helps small and mid-sized freight businesses run more effectively by centralizing their customer and vendor data, eliminating the need for duplicate data entry, and being the intersection where best-in-class freight technology partners (Mileage, Load Boards, ELDs, etc.) can be managed. Tailwind allows smaller and family-run operations improve their cash-flow and profitability, and better compete with the bigger players by providing them with supported and comprehensive 'all-in-one' Trucking Software, Freight Broker Software, or a combined Trucking & Freight Broker Software. Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/5/23/11G139507/Images/logo-intuit-quickbooks-preferred-c6aadfdf1634ba3893655fc5a231f81e.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/5/23/11G139507/Images/QBSynchscreenshot-01581fdf04cc9666ad59e4c90909eaf4.jpg Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2017/5/23/11G139507/Images/Kerry_Smithies-689a51ea81c2b0f48ad492c6e3bb00bf.jpg


News Article | May 26, 2017
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--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since its foundation in 1985, Salmon Software (www.salmonsoftware.ie) has focused on delivering world-class Treasury Management software. Its flagship Salmon Treasurer TMS enables you to record and manage your trades in several markets including, Money Markets, FX, Debt, Derivatives, Trade Finance, etc. Its rich functionality includes intuitive cash management, sophisticated forecasting, encrypted electronic payments and integration with all other 3rd party systems including trading platforms, matching systems, rates vendors, ERP systems, etc. Its highly skilled, multi-disciplined support and development team enables Salmon to deliver on time and on budget with a 100% fit including detailed reporting and dashboards. Its commitment to R&D and innovation makes Salmon Treasurer one of the most sophisticated treasury tools in the world, incorporating cloud and mobile technology.


LAKE ZURICH, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Financial and treasury professionals in all companies face the formidable challenge of managing the company’s liquidity in today’s fast-paced and volatile marketplace. At the same time, those treasury professionals must comply with constantly changing rules and regulations while doing everything in their power to mitigate risk and safeguard the company’s good name. Most Treasury Management Systems will display your cash position, generate forecasts, connect to your banks, and send and receive payments. But today’s TMS can be a much more powerful tool than an accurate reporting system. Its automation and documentation capabilities can reduce compliance risk, blaze a clear audit trail, and enable every company to design workflows that maximize productivity and delegate everyday tasks to their proper owners in the organization. Andrew Blair, Account Manager at GTreasury, and Aga Linnell, Principal, Gilded Capital Group, will demonstrate how it’s done with creative approaches to working with your Treasury Management System. Their presentation, “Think Outside the Box with Your TMS,” will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 at the 2017 NYCE Conference. More than 700 attendees are expected at the conference, New York’s premier event for treasury management education, at the New York Hilton from May 31 through June 2. Blair has been serving GTreasury’s clients for seven years. Linnell, in her second year with Gilded Capital, previously served five years as Vice President Treasury - Americas for BlackRock, Inc. They will discuss several real world examples of customizing the TMS to perform specific functions and workflows for an organization or industry. Attendees will depart with a wealth of ideas on how to configure their TMS to accomplish what they originally believed to be out of scope for a Treasury Management System. GTreasury professionals will also be on hand at the conference’s Booth 219. Those who are unable to attend the conference and wish to learn more about GTreasury solutions may click here for more information. Gilded Capital Group is a boutique consulting firm specializing in the implementation of Treasury Workstations, cash management, and a unique range of executive solutions for mid-to-large institutions and family offices. For almost two decades, they have specialized in domestic and international corporate treasury for several of the world’s leading complex multinational corporations. Originated in 1986, GTreasury is the global leader of treasury management solutions for organizations spanning the world. GTreasury’s solution illuminates a treasury’s liquidity by centralizing all incoming and outgoing banking activities, along with tracking all financial instrument activities. This gives GTreasury practitioners real-time insight and access into their global liquidity. GTreasury is the only company that offers both an installed and a SaaS solution. Our modular platform and infrastructure allow any size treasury operation the ability to customize a solution that is best suited to their needs. For more information please contact Marketing@GTreasury.com or visit www.GTreasury.com.


SHIPLEY, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teledyne Defence & Space, a business unit of Teledyne Microwave Solutions, announced today that it has been selected to manufacture over 5,000 Filters and Diplexers to support a space payload application for a large satellite program. In recognition of the company’s expanding portfolio of space-based products and capabilities, last year the former Teledyne Defence changed its corporate name to Teledyne Defence & Space (TDS). This new contract award underscores the commitment TDS is bringing to space market expansion beyond its historical focus on defence markets. Under terms of the award, TDS will provide Filters and Diplexers for space payloads. “We are of course thrilled to be in a position to be selected as the first choice to fulfil the large and demanding production requirements of this program,” said Ian Skiggs, General Manager of Teledyne Defence & Space. “For the past year TDS has been investing heavily in both capital projects and staffing to meet and exceed the expectations of our space-based customers. Internally, our ability to bulk-produce complex filters, Diplexers, channelisers and more at the most competitive pricing has been key to our growing success in the space market.” Teledyne Defence & Space is an established world leader in the design and development of microwave/RF components and subsystems, including channelisers/converters, filters, Diplexers, digital electronic sensors and arrays and other advanced technologies. It is known for its agile design and manufacturing processes and specialist expertise in electronic warfare and other space, military, and commercial, applications. Teledyne Microwave Solutions (TMS), your single source for microwave electronics, delivers the world’s most advanced microwave technologies for the most demanding aerospace, military, commercial, and industrial applications. Forged from the consolidation of seven leading microwave companies, TMS leverages its expansive R&D capabilities to research, design, develop, and manufacture products from RF through 220 GHz. www.teledynemicrowave.com. TMS is a business unit of Teledyne Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sophisticated instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and defense electronics, and engineered systems. www.teledyne.com.


Triumph Business Capital, member of the Triumph Bancorp, Inc. group and provider of working capital financing solutions to small and medium sized businesses, announced today the official launch of TriumphPay, a new application that streamlines the carrier payment process for brokers and carriers alike. The announcement was made during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Capital Ideas Conference in Las Vegas. “TriumphPay is the next stage of evolution of payment processing in for-hire transportation,” said Steven Hausman, President & CEO of Triumph Business Capital. “The carrier payment process is an extremely costly and inefficient transaction model. Brokers deal with high processing labor, disruption from many factoring companies and poor capital utilization. Based on configuration, TriumphPay can be both free to brokers and a fraction of the cost of factoring to carriers. We are excited to offer a product that brings this much value to both principals in the transportation supply chain.” TriumphPay seamlessly integrates into a brokerage’s existing TMS (Transportation Management System) and core accounting platforms so that brokers can confirm payment to carriers with a click of a button. Brokers can customize their payment terms, including quick-pay options, to match their business model. Carriers can self-select payment terms and options, including ACH, wire transfers, fuel cards and express codes. “Over the past 10 years, we’ve worked with and provided delivery of funds to thousands of carriers and brokers. TriumphPay is the culmination of our research and knowledge base as it relates to improving efficiency and profitability in the transportation industry,” said Ray Workman, VP of Special Operations for Triumph Business Capital. “Through lots of collaboration, we’ve built a tool that leverages industry-standard technology to manage AP securely and seamlessly. Our goal is to make carrier payments easy, effective and efficient.” For more information on TriumphPay, please visit TriumphPay.com Triumph Business Capital is an operating subsidiary of TBK Bank, SSB (Member FDIC) which offers invoice factoring and payment processing solutions to transportation and other service industries. Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TBK) is a financial holding company with a diversified line of community banking and commercial activities.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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With increasing confidence and now a second patent, researchers at a Deerfield, IL medical clinic have developed and are applying a combination therapy that holds promise for millions of Americans suffering from mental depression that is resistant to conventional care. By combining two accepted treatments, innovators led by Steve Best, M.D., director of the Neuroscience Center, Deerfield, IL, have discovered a therapeutic method that benefits even long-troubled patients who suffer conditions ranging from suicidal inclinations to substance abuse and also chronic neuropathic pain. Pain patients have been able to discontinue or dramatically reduce opioid use. Dr. Best, who is also the Medical Director at Abbott House in Highland Park, IL and a member of the board of directors of the Cook County North Suburban affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, received word of the second patent award during the first week of April, 2017. “The patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is added validation for the combination therapy we are applying when we help patients suffering from mental depression. Very often, the same patients are troubled by chronic pain,” Dr. Best said. Subspecialty-trained in Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Best came to believe that emotional pain and chronic pain are linked and can be addressed most successfully with a combination of two medically accepted therapies. The novelty of Dr. Best’s insight lies in discovering a synergistic effect from the combining of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) applied along with ketamine. According to The Neuroscience Center, the combination therapy can be performed in the outpatient setting, does not require general anesthesia, and has no effect on a patient’s memory. The patented method is reliably effective for the treatment of depression and chronic pain, even for patients who are unable to find relief from conventional therapies and even in cases of substance abuse. Dr. Best and The Neuroscience Center have found that, during the six years of study, as many as ninety percent of the patients have been able to reach some form of remission. "That means the person is able to return to work and leave the disability roll. They’re able to mend broken marriages, families, and resume their lives,” Dr. Best said. “So far, results have lasted up to six years." With medical professionals saying that ten million Americans have mental depression not responding to conventional therapies, and that as many as 40 percent of Americans suffer from chronic pain, why is the promising combination therapy found at a handful of locations worldwide instead of in widespread use? “Medical science is careful and costly,” Dr. Best said. “For example, a small pilot study examining only two forms of the combination can approach one million dollars in cost. Then, if that study involving 40 patients is statistically successful, additional studies will examine new combinations. And so on. We hope for that day. In the meantime, what we are seeing increases our confidence and our enthusiasm.” In addition to the notice of the second patent award, Dr. Best and the researchers are heartened by the growing interest other medical researchers are showing in the combination therapy. During 2016, the world medical community learned of the innovation through reports in a half dozen global medical journals. Dr. Best is also in contact with other U.S. and Brazilian university groups engaged in complementary research paths. “The time is coming when this combination therapy will be utilized proactively and commonly in complex cases to prevent multiple treatment failures,” Dr. Best said. “This will improve the quality of life for millions.” ###


This report describes how sectors of the industry are using information systems to manage their operations, as well as how these solutions are evolving. We hope that by clarifying the context in which many of the established solutions have been used, we can help people understand the opportunities (and disadvantages) presented by some of the solution sets now emerging. The primary goal is to try and identify the critical developments and solutions that will be transformational, or at least enable transformational capabilities for their users. We recognize that not every organization can adopt transformational capabilities as fast as they might wish: issues of resources, culture and ongoing contracts are always factors that must be considered. However, we believe that we can act as a reference point for companies looking for some insight and perspective into what may seem to be a bewildering mix of nomenclature and choice. Key Findings: - Monolithic enterprise software applications are ill-suited to a world in which supply chains are becoming increasingly fragmented. - Cloud computing has enabled companies to dramatically improve visibility across their supply chains, but the main software platforms offering this capability each have their limitations. - Whilst connectivity and latency issues were once an insurmountable obstacle to cloud computing in certain geographies, infrastructure development is rapidly overcoming the problem. - Though it is still in its infancy, the development of blockchain technology could prove to be the missing piece in the puzzle of end-to-end visibility. - For many retailers and manufacturers, fragmented sources of data are the chief barrier to the effective implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Key Topics Covered: 1.0 Introduction to technology trends 1.1 Executive summary by Ken Lyon 1.2 The digital landscape 1.3 Mobile devices 1.4 Cloud services 1.5 Ubiquitous broadband 2.0 Overview and definitions of core technology types 2.1 Technology in the supply chain 2.2 Increasing supply chain complexity 2.3 What is supply chain management software? 2.4 GTM (Global Trade Management Systems) 2.5 WMS (Warehouse Management Systems) 2.6 TMS (Transport Management Systems) 3.0 Moving from functional control to process-control 3.1 Where should technology investment be directed? 3.2 Visibility in the supply chain: The backbone of any Control Tower platform 3.2.1 Case study: Visibility in the supply chain 3.3 Control Towers 3.3.1 What a Control Tower is doing 3.3.2 Control Tower solutions in practice 4.0 LSPs and disruptive technologies 4.1 Technology evolution for logistics service providers 4.2 Technology evolution - moving into a networked industry 4.3 What are the real threats for industry incumbents? 4.4 Why LSPs will adapt and survive 5.0 Technology and the future of e-commerce 5.1 Overview of the development of the e-commerce market 5.2 Technology push 5.2.1 Artificial Intelligence (AI) 5.2.1.1 Delivery flexibility 5.2.1.2 IoT 5.2.1.3 Autonomous vehicles 5.2.1.4 Warehouse automation 5.2.2 3D Printing 5.3 Market pull 5.3.1 Address mapping 5.3.2 Cross-border e-commerce 5.3.3 Returns 6.0 Technologies to watch 6.1 AI/Personal assistants 6.2 Connected sensors/ IoT 6.3 Autonomous vehicles/Transportation management 6.4 Blockchain 6.5 Social networks for the office 6.6 Virtual reality/Augmented reality 6.7 Ones to watch - Innovators in supply chain software 6.8 Concluding statements For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nzbgh7/trends_in Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/critical-technological-developments-and-solutions-that-will-shape-the-future-of-the-logistics-industry-2017---research-and-markets-300440857.html


The human brain is an enigma wrapped in a skull, but the field of neuroscience is beginning to unravel its secrets. What we learn could be used for good – such as how to develop prosthetic limbs and wheelchairs that can be controlled directly by a patient's thoughts – or bad, like the possibility of mind-controlled weaponry. To help us navigate the potentially murky waters of probing and peering into the human mind, researchers from Switzerland have proposed four new human rights relating to limitations on how the brain should be read or manipulated. Brainwaves can be tracked using electroencephalography (EEG), and that's helping us map out which parts of the brain are involved in which processes, diagnose concussions, guess which number someone's thinking of, help stroke victims regain their motor skills or let "locked-in" people communicate with the outside world. If that's the "out" signal, than transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is the "in": placing a magnetic coil on the back of the skull, the patient's brain can be directly stimulated to boost memory or learning, send messages, treat migraines or even play games. But there's a dark side to the technology. Unlocking the secrets of the brain may leave our innermost thoughts open to being hacked, read and shared without our consent, we could lose our sense of self, or in the worst case scenario, we could be effectively driven insane. "The mind is a kind of last refuge of personal freedom and self-determination," say the researchers. "While the body can easily be subject to domination and control by others, our mind, along with our thoughts, beliefs and convictions, are to a large extent beyond external constraint. Yet, with advances in neural engineering, brain imaging and pervasive neurotechnology, the mind might no longer be such an unassailable fortress." With these concerns in mind (pun intended), the researchers from the University of Zurich and the University of Basel proposed four new human rights that might become increasingly relevant in the near future as neuroscience advances. According to the team, every human on the planet should have the right to cognitive liberty, mental privacy, mental integrity, and psychological continuity. Freedom of choice, speech, press and religion are key to the US Constitution, but all of these could fall under one umbrella: cognitive liberty. An individual's mind is where they make all of their personal decisions relating to what they believe, say and do, and the researchers propose that this should be preserved as a fundamental human right. Organizations and governments should not be able to "forcibly manipulate the mental states, and implicitly the brain states of individual citizens," and people should have the right to refuse coercive uses of neurotechnology. It's a little terrifying that this even needs to be considered, but as that technology advances over the next few years or decades, it's worth laying the groundwork now. Thanks to the internet, our personal information has never been more public, but what happens when organizations or governments are able to record data straight from our brains? We don't always have direct control over our thoughts, and as the researchers point out, even if someone has consented to an EEG scan, the device could pick up far more information than the person wanted to share. The team's idea of mental privacy could be satisfied by ensuring that these devices can only read the brainwaves that the person explicitly agrees to, and the information gathered should be protected from leaking all over the internet. That's particularly important because our thoughts are about as personal as information can get, and the inextricable link to our identity might make it impossible to keep that data completely anonymous. If a shady third party is messing around with your computer without your knowledge, it could corrupt the data. Now imagine that the "computer" is your brain – corruption there could, literally, drive you insane. Brain-computer interfaces are already coming into use for prosthetics that can be controlled through thought, meaning that patients come to think of them as their own limbs. But these devices could be remotely accessible, which would be as disturbing as if some unknown person suddenly seized control of your left hand. To protect people from that horror story, and the possible slippery slope towards brain-washing, the paper puts forward mental integrity as a human right. People build their identity on memories and thoughts, and neuroscience is already beginning to uncover ways to actively alter these things. Memories can be implanted or erased, potentially leading to behavioral changes (either deliberately or through carelessness), which could result in people losing their sense of self. Preserving this is what the researchers call a right to psychological continuity. While not all of these scenarios are relevant right now, it might be a good idea to start thinking about them in terms of health, law and ethics, before they become a reality. The finer details, how the ideas should be implemented and to what extent, is all still up for debate, but the researchers are keen to get the conversation started. The research was published in the journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy.

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