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All of the Other Brains

A 2008 article on “Swarm Cognition in Honey Bees” promised to “show how several of the key elements underlying cognition in the neuron-based brains of vertebrates are also found in the insect-based swarms of honey bees” (Passino, Seeley, and Visscher 2008, 401). One could read this work as an example of biologists’ tendency to continuously expand the brain’s domain. In …

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Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: a conference report

Last September, a group of scholars gathered at the State University of Rio de Janeiro for “Autism Spectrum Disorders in Global, Local and Personal Perspective: A Cross-Cultural Workshop”. The event was organized by Clarice Rios, a postdoctoral fellow at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, and Elizabeth Fein, a professor of psychology at Duquesne University, and funded by the …

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No Judgments: Fieldwork on the Spectrum

Spectrum:a broad range of varied but related ideas or objects, the individual features of which tend to overlap so as to form a continuous series or sequence. (Dictionary.com)

The presence of disability in American public culture is at once increasingly visible and yet still segregated and rendered invisible. In our multi-sited ethnographic research on Disability, Personhood, and “the New Normal”

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Brigitte Chamak and Baptiste Moutaud’s Neurosciences et Société

This article is part of the following series:

Chamak - CoverNeurosciences et société: Enjeux des savoirs et des pratiques sur le cerveau

Brigitte Chamak and Baptiste Moutaud, eds.

2014, Armand Colin, 322 pages

 

Neurosciences et société is a valuable addition to the diversified universe of studies concerning neurosciences in society. Indeed, the last few years have seen the publication of a number of important articles, single-authored books, and …

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"Neuroscience and subjectivity": a special journal issue

The latest issue of Subjectivity — which focuses on “Neuroscience and subjectivity” — includes a number of interesting articles in the rapidly advancing discussion around neuroscience and society. In their opening Editorial (the only article available without a subscription) guest editors John Cromby, Tim Newton and Simon J Williams argue that:

[T]he neurosciences are likely to continue occupying

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Critical Autism Studies Workshop

On September 24 and 25, the University of Ottawa is hosting a workshop entitled “Critical Autism Studies: Enabling Inclusion, Defending Difference,” organized by Michael Orsini, associate professor of political studies at U Ottawa and Joyce Davidson, associate professor of geography at Queen’s University.  The abstract for the workshop is reproduced below.  Please see the workshop website

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