(A)e(s)th(et)ics of Brain Imaging. Visibilities and Sayabilities in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Neuroethics 5 (3):275-283 (2012)
Producing and interpreting functional brain data is part of the negotiation we imagine our brain. To take a closer look at the idea of brain imaging as a form of visual knowledge, it is necessary to put the research of today into a historical context. In my article I will point to a specific approach of functional imaging which depends on historical shifts entangled with the visual aspect of producing pictures of the brain. I will bring out the interaction of issues like techniques, models and historical assumptions of the brain and link them with the way the brain images are presented. The aesthetic dimensions (Rancière) in the pictures are also questions of ethics and normativity
|Keywords||Aesthetic Functional imaging Normativity Gender|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
N. Rose (2001). The Politics of Life Itself. Theory, Culture and Society 18 (6):1-30.
Joseph Rouse (1996). Engaging Science: How to Understand its Practices Philosophically. Cornell University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
James Bogen (2002). Epistemological Custard Pies From Functional Brain Imaging. Philosophy of Science 69 (3):S59-S71.
Gregory S. Berns (2003). Neural Game Theory and the Search for Rational Agents in the Brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (2):155-156.
Lara Huber (2008). Imaging the Brain: Visualising “Pathological Entities”? Searching for Reliable Protocols Within Psychiatry and Their Impact on the Understanding of Psychiatric Diseases. [REVIEW] Poiesis and Praxis 6 (1-2):27-41.
Adrian M. Owen, Martin R. Coleman, Melanie Boly, Matthew H. Davis, Steven Laureys & John D. Pickard (2007). Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Detect Covert Awareness in the Vegetative State. Archives of Neurology 64 (8):1098-1102.
D. H. Ffytche (2000). Imaging Conscious Vision. In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Neural Correlates of Consciousness. MIT Press.
Ralf J. Jox & Katja Kuehlmeyer (2013). Introduction: Reconsidering Disorders of Consciousness in Light of Neuroscientific Evidence. Neuroethics 6 (1):1-3.
Robyn Bluhm (2013). Self‐Fulfilling Prophecies: The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Functional Neuroimaging Research on Emotion. Hypatia 28 (4):870-886.
Dan Lloyd (2002). Studying the Mind From the Inside Out. Brain and Mind 3 (1):243-59.
Rebecca Dresser (2010). Brain Imaging and Courtroom Deception. Hastings Center Report 40 (6):7-8.
David Linden (2012). Overcoming Self-Report : Possibilities and Limitations of Brain Imaging in Psychiatry. In Sarah Richmond, Geraint Rees & Sarah J. L. Edwards (eds.), I Know What You're Thinking: Brain Imaging and Mental Privacy. Oxford University Press. 123.
Added to index2011-11-17
Total downloads20 ( #86,258 of 1,102,799 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #36,605 of 1,102,799 )
How can I increase my downloads?