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.
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.
Credits vii List of Illustrations viii About the Editors x List of Contributors xi Preface xiii Introduction: Critical Neuroscience Between Lifeworld and Laboratory 1 Suparna Choudhury and Jan Slaby Part I Motivations and Foundations 27 1 Proposal for a Critical Neuroscience 29 Jan Slaby and Suparna Choudhury 2 The Need for a Critical Neuroscience: From Neuroideology to Neurotechnology 53 Steven Rose 3 Against First Nature: Critical Theory and Neuroscience 67 Martin Hartmann 4 Scanning the Lifeworld: Toward a Critical Neuroscience of Action and Interaction 85 Shaun Gallagher Part II Histories of the Brain 111 5 Toys are Us: Models and Metaphors in Brain Research 113 Cornelius Borck 6 The Neuromance of Cerebral History 135 Max Stadler 7 Empathic Cruelty and the Origins of the Social Brain 159 Allan Young Part III Neuroscience in Context: From Laboratory to Lifeworld 177 8 Disrupting Images: Neuroscientific Representations in the Lives of Psychiatric Patients 179 Simon Cohn 9 Critically Producing Brain Images of Mind 195 Joseph Dumit 10 Radical Reductions: Neurophysiology, Politics and Personhood in Russian Addiction Medicine 227 Eugene Raikhel 11 Delirious Brain Chemistry and Controlled Culture: Exploring the Contextual Mediation of Drug Effects 253 Nicolas Langlitz Part IV Situating the brain: From Lifeworld back to Laboratory? 263 12 From Neuroimaging to Tea Leaves in the Bottom of a Cup 265 Amir Raz 13 The Salmon of Doubt: Six Months of Methodological Controversy within Social Neuroscience 273 Daniel S. Margulies 14 Cultural Neuroscience as Critical Neuroscience in Practice 287 Joan Y. Chiao and Bobby K. Cheon Part V Beyond neural correlates: Ecological approaches to psychiatry 305 15 Re-Socializing Psychiatry: Critical Neuroscience and the Limits of Reductionism 307 Laurence J. Kirmayer and Ian Gold 16 Are Mental Illnesses Diseases of the Brain? 331 Thomas Fuchs 17 Are there Neural Correlates of Depression? 345 Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ortega 18 The Future of Critical Neuroscience 367 Laurence J. Kirmayer Index 385