Melhoramentos cognitivos
: a necessidade de regulação normativa urgente para prevenção de resultados potencialmente catastróficos

  • Jorge Maria Fachadas de Assunção Moita Vieira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Scientific evidence shows that we’re headed to the advent of the age of genetic enhancements applied to human cognitive abilities. The consequences of this rapid technological advancement, if kept unregulated, could be potentially catastrophic – to the point of definitively changing human existence.For this reason, a regulatory effort is urgent and complex. Great challenges arise from the domains of ethics and morals as well as regarding their compatibility with a regulatory framework that can give a timely and effective response to this technological advancement. In this dissertation I shall present a few possible pathways for this regulatory effort to start taking place, as well as a suggestion for a framework of principles that may enable the legal system to provide a timely answer to cognitive enhancements.
Date of Award25 Nov 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorArmando Marques Guedes (Supervisor)


  • Law
  • Genetic enhancements
  • Cognitive enhancements
  • Ethical challenges
  • Regulation
  • Procedures that lead to cognitive enhancements


  • Mestrado em Direito

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