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    Is It Me or My Brain? Depression and Neuroscientific Facts.Joseph Dumit - 2003 - Journal of Medical Humanities 24 (1/2):35-47.
    This article considers the roles played by brain images (e.g., from PET scans) in mass media as experienced by people suffering from mental illness, and as used by scientists and activist groups in demonstrating a biological basis for mental illness. Examining the rhetorical presentation of images in magazines and books, the article describes the persuasive power that brain images have in altering the understanding people have of their own body—their objective self. Analyzing first-person accounts of encounters with brain images, it (...)
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    Biomedicine as Culture: Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life.Regula Valérie Burri & Joseph Dumit (eds.) - 2007 - Routledge.
    This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary biomedicine as a cultural practice.
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    Plastic neuroscience: studying what the brain cares about.Joseph Dumit - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Objective Brains, Prejudicial Images.Joseph Dumit - 1999 - Science in Context 12 (1):173-201.
    The ArgumentIn this article I argue that brain images constructed with computerized tomography and positron emission tomography are part of a category of “expert images” and are both visually persuasive and also particularly difficult to interpret and understand by non-experts. Following the innovative judicial analogy of “demonstrative evidence” traced by Jennifer Mnookin, I show how brain images are more than mere illustrations when they enter popular culture and courtrooms. Attending to the role of experts in producing data in the form (...)
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  5. Indeterminate lives, demands, relations: Emergent bioscapes.Joseph Dumit & Regula Valérie Burri - 2007 - In Regula Valérie Burri & Joseph Dumit (eds.), Biomedicine as Culture: Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life. Routledge. pp. 223.
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    Sharing Perspectives: Inviting Playful Curiosity Into Museum Spaces Through a Performative Score.Andreas Løppenthin, Dorte Bjerre Jensen, Cordula Vesper, Andreas Roepstorff & Joseph Dumit - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    We report on the performative score “Sharing Perspectives” from the art/science research collaboration, Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting. Sharing Perspectives is developed as a score, inspired by choreography and the postmodern dance form Contact Improvisation, to stage exploration and improvisation, exploring uncertainty, creativity, togetherness, and the relationship between bodies and between bodies and space and artworks. The SP score acts as an experiment in how a brief intervention may affect the way art exhibitions are experienced, exploring how deeper and more sensorial engagement (...)
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