Neurotechnologies of the Self

Mind, Brain and Subjectivity

Authors: Brenninkmeijer, Jonna

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About this book

Taking care of oneself is increasingly interpreted as taking care of one’s brain. Apart from pills, books, food, and games for a better brain, people can also use neurotechnologies for self-improvement. This book explores how the use of brain devices to understand or improve the self changes people’s subjectivity.
This book describes how the effects of several brain devices were and are demonstrated; how brains and selves interact in the work of early brainwave scientists and contemporary practitioners; how users of neurofeedback (brainwave training) constitute a new mode of self that is extended with a brain and various other (physiological, psychological, material, and sometimes spiritual) entities, and; how clients, practitioners and other actors (computers, brain maps, brainwaves) perform a dance of agency during the neurofeedback process. Through these topics, Jonna Brenninkmeijer provides a historical, ethnographical, and theoretical exploration of the mode of being that is constituted when people use a brain device to improve themselves.

About the authors

Jonna Brenninkmeijer works at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She previously conducted her doctoral research at the University of Groningen, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK, and at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Reviews

“Brenninkmeijer (Univ. of Groningen, Netherlands) explores electronic brain therapies with the primary focus on neurofeedback. This book is as much about philosophy as it is a review of neurotechnologies. … This book is … for those delving into the philosophy of caring for one’s brain.” (J. Swiatek, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017) 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brenninkmeijer, Jonna

    Pages 1-10

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  • Brain Devices and the Marvel

    Brenninkmeijer, Jonna

    Pages 11-44

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  • Glancing Behind the Scenes

    Brenninkmeijer, Jonna

    Pages 45-76

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  • Taking Care of One’s Brain

    Brenninkmeijer, Jonna

    Pages 77-107

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  • Intermezzo: From Self to Others to Agents

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    Pages 109-116

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Hardcover 90,94 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53385-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurotechnologies of the Self
Book Subtitle
Mind, Brain and Subjectivity
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53386-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53386-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53385-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 169
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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