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What Should We Do with Our Brain? (Que faire de notre cerveau?)

What Should We Do with Our Brain Que faire de notre cerveau Recent neuroscience in replacing the old model of the brain as a single centralized source of control has emphasized plasticity the quality by which our brains develop and change throughout the cou

  • Title: What Should We Do with Our Brain? (Que faire de notre cerveau?)
  • Author: Catherine Malabou Marc Jeannerod Sebastian Rand
  • ISBN: 9780823229536
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Recent neuroscience, in replacing the old model of the brain as a single centralized source of control, has emphasized plasticity, the quality by which our brains develop and change throughout the course of our lives Our brains exist as historical products, developing in interaction with themselves and with their surroundings Hence there is a thin line between the orgaRecent neuroscience, in replacing the old model of the brain as a single centralized source of control, has emphasized plasticity, the quality by which our brains develop and change throughout the course of our lives Our brains exist as historical products, developing in interaction with themselves and with their surroundings Hence there is a thin line between the organization of the nervous system and the political and social organization that both conditions and is conditioned by human experience Looking carefully at contemporary neuroscience, it is hard not to notice that the new way of talking about the brain mirrors the management discourse of the neo liberal capitalist world in which we now live, with its talk of decentralization, networks, and flexibility Consciously or unconsciously, science cannot but echo the world in which it takes place In the neo liberal world, plasticity can be equated with flexibility a term that has become a buzzword in economics and management theory The plastic brain would thus represent just another style of power, which, although less centralized, is still a means of control In this book, Catherine Malabou develops a second, radical meaning for plasticity Not only does plasticity allow our brains to adapt to existing circumstances, it opens a margin of freedom to intervene, to change those very circumstances Such an understanding opens up a newly transformative aspect of the neurosciences In insisting on this proximity between the neurosciences and the social sciences, Malabou applies to the brain Marx s well known phrase about history people make their own brains, but they do not know it This book is a summons to such knowledge.Collection Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

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    1. In this incisive essay Catherine Malabou reflects on the implications of a new brain view on our world view. The neurosciences are revealing an image of the brain that is far removed from the machine metaphors that have guided our understanding of selfhood for ages. Our brain is an evolving network that connects neuronal spaces with multiple and malleable functionalities. It is plastic and continues to develop and heal itself throughout our lifespan. But these important discoveries do not seem t [...]

    2. As the author writes: This book is for everyone and this question is for everyone too. She provocatively shows how the neuroscience fails to explains the transmission from signal to meaning despite all its developments. We still don't know how a singular self is constituted out of a universal self with transmission of synapses. Pointing to how these sciences neglect plasticity, in the sense that it can not only receive form, it can also give form. But what about the annihilation of all forms? wh [...]

    3. I managed to finish Malabou's book while on a plane flight from Europe to the United States. It's short, but pithy. Her main point is to explain three versions of the concept of plasticity, and also to show how the debate over "reductionism" and "anti-reductionism" really misses the point. She goes over some of the latest science on the brain and consciousness. She wants to show that the metaphor of the brain as a computer, machine, or internet hub is inadequate to the task of accurately capturi [...]

    4. A brilliant take on the plasticity of the brain and how the ability of our brains to receive form, but also to structure form, can lead to a dialectic of constancy v creation. Within this resistance is needed to provoke the power of developing forces. A great read, especially for anyone who has read Ravaisson's Of Habit, as it gives a scientific explanation as to how some of his ideas could manifest themselves.

    5. "Sahi yersizyurtsuzlaşma ile yerinden-edilme arasındaki sınır nereden geçiyor? Peki göçebelik ile uyum sağlama arasındaki sınır? Mevcudiyetin yapısökümüne uğratılması ile şirketlerde merkezin veya başın (amirin) bulunmayışı arasındaki sınır? İşte plastikiyet ve esneklik arasındaki zorunlu ama çizilmesi olanaksız sınır da tam olarak aynı muğlaklıktan müzdarip." (s.15)"Beyni değiştirirseniz özneyi de değiştirebilirsiniz." s. 8"Eleştirel olmak, kendi kend [...]

    6. A highly informed and fiercely intelligent philosopher argues for a mediated approach to debate between mind/body and body/body approaches to cognition, one which entails a return the still-unpleated highwater-mark of dialectics - G.W.F. Hegel.

    7. Malabou comienza aplicando al cerebro la conocida afirmación de Marx sobre la historia: la gente construye su propio cerebro, pero no lo sabe.Visión de Paralaje Pág.261

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