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Neural Initiatives: Neuropolitics, Technoscience, and the Dynamic Brain (Deadline: October 15, 2013)
full name / name of organization:
INTERSECT Network for Neuro-Cultures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Call for Papers
This large-scale initiative to develop new technologies for investigating how the brain changes and functions raises critical questions about agency, embodiment, gender, disability, bioethics and biopolitics, and other issues concerning identity and selfhood that are core areas of inquiry for the sciences and humanities alike. What are the sociopolitical, economic, technoscientific, and biochemical forces motivating studies, representations, and enactments of neural processes? In what ways can we historically situate the BRAIN Initiative in relation to past projects that have revolutionized popular and scientific discourses on brain dynamics? How can we reimagine and reconfigure the communities and tools that are granted access to the study of brain dynamics such that it remains a fruitful epistemological endeavor but expands its ethical, cultural, and historical consciousness?
Presentation topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Neuroplasticity and Neurodynamics
We will be accepting submissions for individual papers, pre-formed panels, roundtables, posters, and alternative presentation formats. For individual paper or poster contributions, submit a 250-500 word abstract with title. For pre-formed panels, roundtables, or alternative presentation formats, please submit individual abstracts as well as a summary paragraph. Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15, 2013. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent out on November 15, 2013. For more information, visit our website at http://mml241.wix.com/neuro-cultures.