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Neuro:
The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind
Nikolas Rose & Joelle M. Abi-Rached

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments ix
Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1

  • Beyond Cartesianism? 3
  • Governing through the Brain 6
  • Our Argument 9
  • Human Science? 23

One The Neuromolecular Brain 25

  • How Should One Do the History of the Neurosciences? 28
  • Infrastructure 38
  • A Neuromolecular Style of Thought 41
  • Enter Plasticity 47
  • A Neuromolecular and Plastic Brain 51

Two The Visible Invisible 53

  • The Clinical Gaze 55
  • Inscribed on the Body Itself 56
  • Open Up a Few Brains 61
  • Seeing the Living Brain 65
  • The Epidemiology of Visualization 74
  • The New Engines of Brain Visualization 80

Three What's Wrong with Their Mice? 82

  • Artificiality? 85
  • Models1, Models2, Models3, Models4 (and Possibly Models5) 92
  • The Specificity of the Human 102
  • Translation 104
  • Life as Creation 108

Four All in the Brain? 110

  • To Define True Madness 113
  • The Burden of Mental Disorder 125
  • All in the Brain? 130
  • Neuropsychiatry and the Dilemmas of Diagnosis 137

Five The Social Brain 141

  • The "Social Brain Hypothesis" 143
  • Pathologies of the Social Brain 148
  • Social Neuroscience 151
  • Social Neuroscience beyond Neuroscience 156
  • Governing Social Brains 160

Six The Antisocial Brain 164

  • Embodied Criminals 167
  • Inside the Living Brain 173
  • Neurolaw? 177
  • The Genetics of Control 180
  • Nipping Budding Psychopaths in the Bud 190
  • Sculpting the Brain in Those Incredible Years 192
  • Governing Antisocial Brains 196

Seven Personhood in a Neurobiological Age 199

  • The Challenged Self 202
  • From the Pathological to the Normal 204
  • The Self: From Soul to Brain 213
  • A Mutation in Ethics and Self-Technologies? 219
  • Caring for the Neurobiological Self 223

Conclusion Managing Brains, Minds, and Selves 225

  • A Neurobiological Complex 225
  • Brains In Situ? 227
  • Coda: The Human Sciences in a Neurobiological Age 232

Appendix How We Wrote This Book 235
Notes 237
References 277
Index 325

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