Ian Gold and Suparna Choudhury
“Losing Our Heads”
Literary Review of Canada

Contemporary neuroscience is what the brain looks like through a keyhole. It is the science of the brain in isolation. The brain, however, is not isolated; it is situated. It lives in an environment-first and foremost, in a body, as well as in a physical, social and cultural milieu — and this environment matters to our understanding of what the brain does. A full description of brain function, therefore, will have to be an expansive one that includes neuroscience as well as a characterization of those features of the world — especially the social world — that matter most to the working brain.

And so for day 1814

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