Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447314059 Published March 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447314042 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only

Brain Culture

Shaping Policy through Neuroscience

Jessica Pykett

Brain Culture

Jessica Pykett

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781447314059 Published March 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447314042 Published October 2015 For sale in North and South America only
This unique book offers a timely analysis of the effects of our rapidly growing knowledge about the brain, mind, and behavior on public policy and practice. Jessica Pykett examines the interactions of developments in neuroscience, education, architecture and design, and workplace training, showing how the global spread of neuroscientific understandings of brain functioning has led to changes in—and questions about—how we approach issues of policy, governance, and the encouragement and enforcement of particular behaviors. Researchers and practitioners in both the social and behavioral sciences, as well as policy makers, will find its insights surprising and valuable.
Contents
Introduction: governing through brain culture
Brain culture in context
Designing cerebral cities
Teaching the learning brain
Managing workplace emotions
Conclusion. What is at stake in the brain world?
Review Quotes
Gail Davies, University of Exeter, UK
“Pykett’s uniquely geographical perspective on the psycho-spatial connects brain culture to city design, educational spaces, and affective workplaces, arguing cogently for a politically engaged approach to the worldly implications of brain research.”
Elizabeth Gagen, Aberystwyth University, UK
“Amid the profusion of literature on neuroscience and its implications for society comes this welcome and necessary intervention. With characteristic clarity, precision and depth, Pykett charts the full reach of neuroscientific and behavioral explanations that are used to shape the policies and practices through which we are governed.”
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