Neurosociology: Fundamentals and Current Findings

  • David D.¬†Franks

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)

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About this book


This book offers an introduction to the fundamentals of neurosociology and presents the newest issues and findings in the field. It describes the evolution of the brain and its social nature. It examines the concept of knowing and what can be known, as well as the subjective sensations we experience. Next, it explores the ubiquitousness of New Unconsciousness and the latest conclusions about mirror neurons. Additional themes and concepts described are sex differences in the brain, imitation, determinism and agency.

The book brings together neuroscience and sociology, two fields that are very different in terms of method, theory, tradition and practice. It does so building on the following premise: If our brains have been forged evolutionarily over the many centuries for social life, sociologists should have the opportunity, if not the duty, to know about it whatever the reservations of some who think that any approach that includes biology must be reductionistic.


Evolution and the Brain Neurosociology of the Self Non-Freudian Unconscious and Empirically grounded Perspectives Qualification of MRIs The Neuroscience of Emotion Transcranial Magnetic Residence Fundamentals of Neorosociology Social Nature of the Brain New Unconsciousness Neoroscience and Sociology Brain and Social Life

Authors and affiliations

  • David D.¬†Franks
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature B.V. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1598-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1600-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-6368
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6376
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