The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects

  title={The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects},
  author={David A. Rees and Steven Peter Russell Rose},
List of contributors Part I. Introduction: the new brain sciences Steven Rose Part II. Freedom to Change: 1. Do we ever really act? Mary Midgley 2. The definition of human nature Merlin W. Donald 3. Consciousness and the limits of neurobiology Hilary Rose 4. Mind metaphors, neurosciences and ethics Regine Kollek 5. Genetic and generic determinism, a new threat to free will? Peter Lipton Part III. Neuroscience and the Law: 6. Human action, neuroscience and the law Alexander McCall Smith 7… 

The implications of the new brain sciences

17 neuroscientists from the USA and Europe who were critical of both the conclusions of Marco Iacoboni, a neuroscientist at the University of California Los Angeles, USA, and his co‐authors, and the way in which the experiment was published were critical.

What Makes Us Human , and Why It is Not the Brain : A Creationist Defense of the Soul : Discussion

Studies of the brain in neuroscience led to two claims about human beings: the brain is what makes them human, and the soul is no longer needed to explain life, consciousness, and human nature. In

The Sexed Brain: Between Science and Ideology

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A panoramic look at what the authors now know about the brain, from its three-billion-year evolution, to its astonishingly rapid development in the embryo, to the miraculous process of infant development.

A four-part working bibliography of neuroethics: part 2 – neuroscientific studies of morality and ethics

This bibliography lists 397 articles, 65 books, and 52 book chapters that present empirical/experimental studies, overviews, and reviews of neural substrates and mechanisms involved in morality and ethics, and/or reflections upon such studies and their implications.

Critical Neuroscience: Linking Neuroscience and Society through Critical Practice

We outline the framework of the new project of Critical Neuroscience: a reflexive scientific practice that responds to the social, cultural and political challenges posed by the advances in the

Mindfulness and the brain : a Christian critique of some aspects of neuroscience

The aim in this paper is to critique some aspects of neuro-scientific studies on mindfulness and mindful practices. Firstly, because of the often mistaken assumption that it is something totally new;

From Experimental Interaction to the Brain as the Epistemic Object of Neurobiology

This article argues that understanding everyday practices in neurobiological labs requires us to take into account a variety of different action positions: self-conscious social actors, technical

The Cerebral Subject and the Challenge of Neurodiversity

The neurodiversity movement has so far been dominated by autistic people who believe their condition is not a disease to be treated and, if possible, cured, but rather a human specificity (like sex



How Brains Make Up Their Minds

How do we exercise our will? The erosion of Descartes' concept of the soul in the machine by recent developments in neuroscience leaves us with the challenge of understanding how we control our

The Human Brain: A Guided Tour

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Science and Poetry

Part 1: Visions of Rationality 1. The Sources of Thought 2. Knowledge Considered as Weed-Killer 3. Rationality and Rainbows 4. The Origin of Disillusion 5. Atomistic Dreams The Quest for Permanence

Alas, poor Darwin : arguments against evolutionary psychology

Hilary and Steven Rose have gathered together the most eminent and outspoken critics of this fashionable ideology and emerge a new perspective on human development which acknowledges the complexity of life by placing at its centre the living organism rather than the gene.

The limbic lobe in man.

The rhinencephalon was isolated by the "undercutt ing" technique in a series of fractional lobotomies performed on schizophrenic and neurotic patients, and there were no other changes in personality except for some lightening of mood and a distinct increase in libido in certain eases of orbital undercutting.

Cognitive Neuroscience and the Human Self

It is argued that cognitive neuroscience provides a framework for conceptualizing what the authors mean when they speak of the self, and what would be necessary for the self to change.

The Skin, the Skull, and the Self: Toward a Sociology of the Brain

The brain is a troubling object for sociologists. This chapter was written at a time in which sociologists are reexamining topics such as the body, material culture, and the nature of intelligence.

The Mismeasure of Man

In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve.

The episodic buffer: a new component of working memory?

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    Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2000

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

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