Neural net cast wider still

September 12, 2013

I thought that Raymond Tallis had gone too far when he introduced us to the term “neuromania” in 2011 (Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity). However, the award of an Economic and Social Research Council grant to Aberystwyth University scholar Mark Whitehead for research into “Negotiating neuroliberalism” does seem to confirm the current obsession with neural processes (29 August, Grant winners). Can we expect a study of neurocommunism to follow?

R. E. Rawles
Honorary research fellow in psychology
University College London

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