The Metamorphoses of the Brain – Neurologisation and its Discontents

  • Jan De Vos

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Introduction

What are we exactly, when we are said to be our brain? This question leads Jan De Vos to examine the different metamorphoses of the brain: the educated brain, the material brain, the iconographic brain, the sexual brain, the celebrated brain and, finally, the political brain. This first book-length argument on neurologisation, which lays bare its lineage with psychologisation, should be taken seriously by psychologists, educationalists, sociologists, students of cultural studies, policy makers and, above all, neuroscientists themselves.

Keywords

Neuropsychology Thought Consciousness Cerebral Neurology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan De Vos
    • 1
  1. 1.Philosophy and Moral SciencesGhent UniversityGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50557-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-50556-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-50557-6
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