Journal of Futures Studies

Politics for the Neurocentric Age

by Jake F. Dunagan

ABSTRACT

The enormous leaps in our technologies for viewing the brain, the advances in our scientific understanding of cognition and neural functioning, and the massive amounts of resources being directed toward the brain sciences have transformed our understanding of our selves and our society. These transformations have ushered in the Neurocentric Age. This article examines the rise of neuroscience as a predominant way of knowing, and traces the shifts in the logic of governance and administration of power that are emerging from our growing fascination with the brain and modifying our minds. It concludes with a vision for an ethical and progressive neuropolitics for the 21st Century.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084