10 December 2013

Neuroscience & Society - readings for Spring Term.



If you are taking neuroscience & society with me next term, then these are the books we will be reading together.

Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind Paperback by Nikolas Rose (Author) , Joelle M. Abi-Rached (Author) ; ISBN-13: 978-0691149615

Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience [Hardcover] Sally Satel (Author), Scott O. Lilienfeld (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0465018772

Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain Paperback by Nicolas Langlitz (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0520274822

Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus [Hardcover] Erika Dyck (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0801889943

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference Paperback by  
Cordelia Fine (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0393340242

Pharmaceutical Reason: Knowledge and Value in Global Psychiatry (Cambridge Studies in Society and the Life Sciences) [Paperback] Andrew Lakoff (Author) ISBN-13: 978-0521546669


Appropriate research paper topics might include: 
  • reverse engineering the brain; 
  • the neurochemical vs the neuro-tech self in sports medicine; 
  • brain-technology interfaces in treatment of neurological diseases; 
  • mathematical and statistical translations in neuroscience; 
  • the origins of computational neuroscience, 1930-2000;
  • neurological determinism and contemporary jurisprudence;
  • psychometric thinking in neuroscience;
  • virtual reality and visual neuroscience;
  • the social construction of concussion disorders;
  • the history of imaging technology;
  • cold war politics, militarism, and brain science
  • a biography of any neurological disease 

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