The persistence of the subjective in neuropsychopharmacology: observations of contemporary hallucinogen research

@article{Langlitz2010ThePO,
  title={The persistence of the subjective in neuropsychopharmacology: observations of contemporary hallucinogen research},
  author={Nicolas Langlitz},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={23},
  pages={37 - 57}
}
  • N. Langlitz
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of the Human Sciences
The elimination of subjectivity through brain research and the replacement of so-called ‘folk psychology’ by a neuroscientifically enlightened worldview and self-conception has been both hoped for and feared. But this cultural revolution is still pending. Based on nine months of fieldwork on the revival of hallucinogen research since the ‘Decade of the Brain,’ this paper examines how subjective experience appears as epistemic object and practical problem in a psychopharmacological laboratory… Expand
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