Über den Autor
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.rnJan 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.
About the editors.rnAbout the contributors.rnPreface.rnIntroduction: Critical Neuroscience: Between Lifeworld and Laboratory (Suparna Choudhury and Jan Slaby).rnPart I - Motivations and Foundations.rnChapter 1: Proposal for a Critical Neuroscience(Jan Slaby and Suparna Choudhury).rnChapter 2: The Need for a Critical Neuroscience. From Neuroideology to Neurotechnology (Steven Rose).rnChapter 3: Against First Nature. Critical Theory and Neuroscience (Martin Hartmann).rnChapter 4: Scanning the Lifeworld: Toward a Critical Neuroscience of Action and Interaction (Shaun Gallagher).rnPart II - Histories of the Brain.rnChapter 5: Toys are Us. Models and Metaphors in Brain Science (Cornelius Borck).rnChapter 6: The Neuromance of Cerebral History(Max Stadler).rnChapter 7: Empathic Cruelty and the Origins of the Social Brain(Allan Young).rnPart III - Neuroscience in Context: From Laboratory to Lifeworld.rnChapter 8: Disrupting Images: Neuroscientific representations in the lives of psychiatric patients (Simon Cohn).rnChapter 9: Critically Producing Brain Images of Mind(Joseph Dumit).rnChapter 10: Radical Reductions. Neurophysiology, Politics, and Personhood in Russian Addiction Medicine(Eugene Raikhel).rnChapter 11: Delirious Brain Chemistry and Controlled Culture: Exploring the Contextual Mediation of Drug Effects (Nicolas Langlitz).rnPart IV - Situating the brain in context: from lifeworld back to laboratory?rnChapter 12: Critical Neuroscience: From Neuroimaging to Tea Leaves in the Bottom of a Cup (Amir Raz).rnChapter 13: The Salmon of Doubt: Six Months of Methodological Controversy within Social Neuroscience(Daniel Margulies).rnChapter 14: Cultural Neuroscience as Critical Neuroscience in Practice(Joan Y. Chiao and Bobby K. Cheon).rnPart V - Beyond neural correlates: Ecological approaches to psychiatry.rnChapter 15: Re-Socializing Psychiatry: Critical Neuroscience and the Limits of Reductionism(Laurence J. Kirmayer and Ian Gold).rnChapter 16: Are Mental Illnesses Diseases of the Brain?(Thomas Fuchs).rnChapter 17: Are there neural correlates of depression?(Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ortega).rnChapter 18: The Future of Critical Neuroscience (Laurence J. Kirmayer).
Critical 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.
* Original, interdisciplinary approach explores the creative potential for engaging experimental neuroscience with social studies of neuroscience
* Furthers the dialogue between neuroscience and the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities
* Transcends traditional scepticism, introducing novel ideas about 'how to be critical' in and about science
* Features contributions from eminent scholars including Steven Rose, Joseph Dumit, Laurence Kirmayer, Shaun Gallagher, Fernando Vidal, Allan Young and Joan Chiao