Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience

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Suparna Choudhury, Jan Slaby
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 8, 2016 - Psychology - 408 pages
Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience brings together multi-disciplinary scholars from around the world to explore key social, historical and philosophical studies of neuroscience, and to analyze the socio-cultural implications of recent advances in the field. This text’s original, interdisciplinary approach explores the creative potential for engaging experimental neuroscience with social studies of neuroscience while furthering the dialogue between neuroscience and the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. Critical Neuroscience transcends traditional skepticism, introducing novel ideas about ‘how to be critical’ in and about science.
 

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Contents

From Laboratory
17
Part IMotivations and Foundations 27
29
From Neuroideology
53
Critical Theory and Neuroscience
67
Toward a Critical Neuroscience
85
Models and Metaphors in Brain Research
113
The Neuromance of Cerebral History
135
Empathic Cruelty and the Origins of the Social Brain
159
Exploring
253
From
263
Six Months of Methodological
273
Cultural Neuroscience as Critical Neuroscience in Practice
287
Ecological
305
Are Mental Illnesses Diseases of the Brain?
331
Are there Neural Correlates of Depression?
345
The Future of Critical Neuroscience
367

Neuroscientific Representations
179
Critically Producing Brain Images of Mind
195
Neurophysiology Politics and Personhood
227

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About the author (2016)

Suparna Choudhury is Junior Professor at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Berlin Institute for Mind and Brain, Humboldt University, Germany. Her research examines the emergence of the 'neurological adolescent'. She has also published on cultural neuroscience and topics at the intersection of neuroscience and society.

Jan Slaby is Junior Professor in Philosophy of Mind and Emotion at Free University Berlin, Germany. The author of a German-language book exploring the world-disclosing nature of human emotions, he has also been involved in research and teaching on the philosophy of psychiatry, with a particular focus on affective disorders and background feelings.

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