L. Syd M Johnson, PhD is a philosopher/bioethicist/neuroethicist and Associate Professor at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She’s an Associate Editor for Neuroethics, a member of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group, and the co-founder of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities Animal Bioethics Affinity Group. Dr. Johnson’s books include The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics (with Karen Rommelfanger), Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief, and a forthcoming edited book Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals (Springer). Her research focuses on ethical issues related to animal ethics, research ethics, and brain injuries, including sport-related neurotrauma, brain death, and disorders of consciousness. Her interest in all things with brains includes every kind of critter, zombies, and robots.