“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration” (Symposium, 11 December 2014, London)

“Towards Neuro-Social Science: The Politics and Pragmatics of Collaboration”: Neuroscience & Society Network Symposium When: Thursday December 11th, 9 1m-5 pm Where: Room 1.71, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King’s College London The more we experiment on and with the human brain and nervous system, the more we realize that our neurobiological inheritances are bound up with cultural, Read the full article…

Neuroscience and Modern Fiction (CfP, Modern Fiction Studies, Deadline 1 February 2014)

Modern Fiction Studies Call for Papers: Upcoming Special Issue Neuroscience and Modern Fiction Guest Editor: Stephen J. Burn Deadline for Submissions: 1 February 2014 The Editors of MFS seek essays that consider how modern fiction has evolved in dialogue with the neuroscientific revolution. In the aftermath of the so-called “Decade of the Brain” (the 1990s), Read the full article…

Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, technoscience, and the dynamic brain (CFP, Postgraduate Conference, Urbana-Champaign, 21-23 February 2014)

Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, technoscience, and the dynamic brain The INTERSECT Network for Neuro-Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to invite presentation proposals for its Spring 2014 Graduate Student Conference, to take place on February 21st-23rd, 2014. The conference theme is “Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, Technoscience, and the Dynamic Brain,” and one of the primary goals Read the full article…

Call For Participants: ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, Durham University (4 & 5 November 2013)

Organisers:  Felicity Callard, Will Viney, Angela Woods (Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University) To mark the conclusion of Durham University’s Centre for Medical Humanities’ Wellcome Trust Strategic Award, we are hosting an intense, future-orientated and interdisciplinary symposium. We invite 50 applicants to join us at Durham University for a special, two-day event, ‘Critical Medical Humanities’, a Read the full article…

And then it hit me in the stomach – on the affective and emotional qualities of neuroscience

Des Fitzgerald writes: “I thought I knew a lot about autism, because I’d read a lot about autism, I’d heard a lot about autism – actually I was utterly unprepared for it [...] here was thing I was really passionate about and interested in intellectually. And then it hit me in the stomach.” This quote Read the full article…

Critical Neuroscience: The context and implications of human brain research (CFP, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)

Special issue: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Critical Neuroscience: The context and implications of human brain research Topic Editors: Suparna Choudhury, McGill University, Canada Jan Slaby, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Daniel S. Margulies, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany Deadline for abstract submission: 15 Jul 2013 Deadline for full article submission: 15 Jan 2014 This special issue Read the full article…

Critical Neuroscience: Ethics, Philosophy, Politics and Policies (Lecture Series Ghent, Belgium, 21 Feb – 23 May 2013)

Organised by the Centre for Critical Philosophy of the University of Ghent together with the Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities and Law & Doctoral School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Ghent University, and in close cooperation with the University of Antwerp (UA), the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and the Free University of Brussels (ULB). Read the full article…

States of Rest (IAS Experiencing Time Workshop, 7 Feb 2013, 2-5pm St Mary’s College, Durham University)

Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study and Centre for Medical Humanities present: States of Rest An “Experiencing Time” Workshop 7th February 2013 2-5pm Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College Time is often studied and conceptualised in ways which emphasise dynamism, flow and movement, the labours of attention, striving and growing. But what of those aspects of our Read the full article…

Neurocritiques? Neuroentanglements? Thinking through collaboration with cognitive neuro-sciences/scientists

On November 29, a group of us gathered at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal – on a day that felt very cold to me (-15 degrees C), but probably far from cold to Montreal’s hardy residents (who are accustomed to enduring temperatures that can drop to -40). Read the full article…

Mapping the Field of Neurocritique & Neuroentanglements (Workshop, Montreal, 29 November 2012)

Next week, I shall be taking forward the ‘Experimental Entanglements’ work that Des Fitzgerald and I (along with colleagues Simone Kühn and Ulla Schmid) developed in the context of our Berlin workshop (at which many Durham CMH members and affiliates participated). I shall be joining colleagues from McGill University and from Berlin at a workshop Read the full article…