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Neuroimaging, Software, and Communication

The Social Code of Source Code

Authors: Bicudo, Edison

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  • Sheds new light on scientists’ increasing dependence on computational software
  • Uniquely analyses the social contexts in which developers design neuroimaging software
  • Reveals that highly technical activities within computer coding are underpinned by values, preferences and power relations
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This book analyses the social contexts in which programmers design neuroimaging software used in brain studies. It shows that in the same way people engage in everyday communication, programmers are involved in a series of communicative processes to realize the negotiations and discussions generated by software development. In this way, highly technical activities such as computer code writing are also underpinned by values, preferences, and power relations.
At the same time, the book sheds new light on scientists’ increasing dependence on software. On the one hand, many scientific tasks can no longer be performed without the help of computational technologies. On the other hand, most scientists have only superficial computing knowledge. As a result, inequalities emerge whereby some scientists take the most strategic methodological decisions whereas other scientists can only rely on the technical help provided by user-friendly computer applications.

About the authors

Edison Bicudo is a sociologist and geographer. For over twenty years, he has studied the social and geographical implications of biomedical technologies. In 2012 he completed his PhD in International Politics at King’s College London. In 2014 he published his first book, Pharmaceutical Research, Democracy and Conspiracy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook £47.99
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Hardcover £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7059-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroimaging, Software, and Communication
Book Subtitle
The Social Code of Source Code
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7060-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7060-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7059-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 426
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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