Brain Culture: Shaping Policy Through Neuroscience

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Policy Press, Jan 18, 2017 - Social Science - 214 pages
This unique book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Examining developments in behaviour change policies, neuroscience, architecture and urban design, education, and workplace training programmes the book analyses the global spread of research agendas, policy experiments and everyday practice informed by ‘brain culture’. It offers an alternative, geographically informed set of explanations for what matters in explaining how people behave and how citizens’ behaviour should be governed. It will be of interest to students and academics across the social and behavioural sciences.
 

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Contents

two Brain culture in context
37
three Designing cerebral cities
71
four Teaching the learning brain
97
five Managing workplace emotions
139
what is at stake in the brain world?
171
References
185
Index
205
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Jessica Pykett is a senior lecturer in human geography at the University of Birmingham.

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