Medicine Studies

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 407–408 | Cite as

Nicole C. Karafyllis and Gotlind Ulshöfer (Eds): Sexualised Brains, Scientific Modelling of Emotional Intelligence from a Cultural Perspective

MIT Press, Manchester, 2008
  • Antje Kampf
Book Review

In Sexualised Brains. Scientific Modelling of Emotional Intelligence from a Cultural Perspective, Nicole C. Karafyllis and Gotlind Ulshöfer ask what impact the recent focus on neuroscientific research into emotional intelligence (EI) has on the ongoing biological debates about sex distinction in the brain, and how this affects the importance of gender as an expression of a specific cultural philosophy of neuroscience. By employing cultural, philosophical and political concepts to address the underlying and inherently reciprocal processes of science—and, especially, biological methods—, the volume takes a necessary and commendable, interdisciplinary approach to the cultural perspective of EI research, with contributions ranging from sociology, media studies, philosophy, biology, psychology, neurology, business, history and anthropology. Sexualised Brainsis divided into four parts, in which, in turn, contributors tackle the historical biological contextualisation of gender, sex and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of MedicineSchool of Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainzGermany

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