I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Neuroscience, Ethics & Society (NEUROSEC) team at the Department of Psychiatry, and with the Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities (WEH).
I am currently leading the WEH research line on Rethinking Collective Minds, where we investigate the conceptual and ethical impacts of emerging technologies for collective thinking, sensing, and decision-making.
Since the summer of 2023, I am a Co-Investigator on AI-PROGNOSIS – a Horizon Europe-funded project developing Artificial intelligence-based solution for Parkinson’s disease risk assessment and prognosis.
Between 2019 and 2021 I worked on the Wellcome-funded project BeGOOD Early Intervention Ethics in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, developing novel tools for bioethics research and engagement with young people. In this project, we built a digital game – 'Tracing Tomorrow' – to study the values and preferences of young people in the context of digital phenotyping for mental health in schools.
My background being in the field of analytic philosophy, I have a MA in Philosophy from Umeå University, Sweden. My Magistrate (1 year MA) thesis explored the landscape of moral enhancement as a means for criminal rehabilitation (2013), and my Masters (2 year MA) thesis discussed ethical issues in decision-making processes leading up to deep brain stimulation (DBS) in paediatric populations (2014).
In my PhD thesis, The Ethics of Mind Maintenance, I analysed ethical trade-offs in the context of emerging technologies aimed at preventing and treating age-related neural decline and disease. The project sought to facilitate our understanding of the value trade-offs involved in utilising technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, the aim being to provide a guiding and ethically sound structure for patients and other users of the technologies.
Merging Minds: the conceptual and ethical impacts of technologies for collective minds
LYRESKOG D., (2023), Neuroethics
The Mystery of Mental Integrity: Clarifying Its Relevance to Neurotechnologies.
Zohny H. et al, (2023), Neuroethics, 16
On the (Non-)Rationality of Human Enhancement and Transhumanism
LYRESKOG D. and MCKEOWN A., (2022), Science and Engineering Ethics
Testing Design Bioethics Methods: Comparing a Digital Game with a Vignette Survey for Neuroethics Research with Young People.
Lyreskog DM. et al, (2022), AJOB Empir Bioeth, 1 - 10
How to build a game for empirical bioethics research: The case of 'Tracing Tomorrow'.
Lyreskog DM. et al, (2022), Health Expect, 25, 304 - 312