Reviewer needed: ‘Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms’ by Tobias Rees

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms‘ by Tobias Rees (University of California Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Throughout the twentieth century, neuronal researchers knew the adult human brain to be a thoroughly fixed and immutable Read the full article…

Critical Dialogues on Psychology, Behaviour and Brain Science (Summer School, Aberystwyth University, 15th September 2015)

The summer school investigates the potential challenge posed by the behavioural sciences to social science, arts and humanities research. Transformative post-disciplinary engagement and experimentation in the form of a ‘bio-social science’ have been promoted to address this challenge but critical questions remain as to the precise direction this might take, the methodological innovations which might Read the full article…

Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain (Talk, Durham University, 29 April 2015)

The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Dr Sam Wilkinson (Department of Philosophy, Durham University) on ‘Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain’ will be held on Wednesday April 29th 2015 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map). Abstract: There is a recent Read the full article…

A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersection of Culture, Brain, & Behavior (CfP, UCLA, October 23-24 2015)

Early Registration is Now Open: click here Confirmed Keynote Speaker is Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies, Brown University, and author of the pioneering books, Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World (2012) and Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality (2000).  Foundational Talks will place sex and gender within larger Read the full article…

“Brains in the Making: emerging models, methods, and modes of working”: Durham University, DRAFT Programme

Brains in the Making: Emerging Models, Methods, and Modes of Working Workshop, Durham University, 19-20 March 2015 DRAFT PROGAMME NB This workshop is by registration only. Places have now been allocated.   DAY 1             19 March 2015 12-1                Lunch 1.00-1.10       Introductory comments: Dr Felicity Callard, Dr Angela Woods,                 Dr Peter Garratt 1.10-2.40       Session 1 Read the full article…

The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition (Lecture, IAS Durham University, 2 March 2015)

Katherine Hayles (Duke) will be presenting a lecture titled The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition 2 March 2015, 18.00 for 18.15, ER140, Elvet Riverside 1 Traditionally, the human brain has been associated with consciousness and (since Freud) the unconscious. However, at a lower level of neuronal processing, cognitive tasks are carried out by what Antonio Damasio Read the full article…

Brains: The Mind as Matter – reviewed by Sophie Fitzsimmons

‘Brains: The Mind as Matter’ by Marius Kwint and Richard Wingate (Profile Books Ltd, 2012). Brains: The Mind as Matter was produced to accompany the Wellcome Collection’s 2012 exhibition curated by Marius Kwint and Lucy Shanahan. It explores the human fascination with this organ which has existed throughout history and gripped a cross-section of society Read the full article…

“Brain Banquet”: Guerilla Science (London, 13–15 March 2014)

BRAIN BANQUET Feast your senses on the most complex thing in the universe: the human brain. From March 13-15 Guerilla Science will host a unique Brain Banquet in a long-forgotten World War 2 bunker transformed into an incarnation of the brain. With food design by the inimitable Blanch & Shock, guests will dine on a five-course banquet created Read the full article…

London Conference in Critical Thought 2014 (CfP, London, June 2014)

27-28 June 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London. CFP deadline: 10 March 2014. londoncritical.org The third annual London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT) will offer a space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for scholars who work with critical traditions and concerns. It aims to provide opportunities for those who frequently find themselves at the margins Read the full article…