New Publication: chapter in Worlding the Brain (Brill)
It’s been five years after I defended my PhD-dissertation, ‘Practicing the Plastic Brain’ at Maastricht University. Now, one of my case studies appears as a chapter in the new volume ‘Worlding the Brain: Neurocentrism, Cognition and the Challenge of the Arts and Humanities’, edited by Stephan Besser and Flora Lysen (at Brill). I never got to publish my dissertation (I gave up on a public version with Mattering Press unfortunately), so I’m happy that at least this chapter found its way in an awesome book.
About the book:
Moving beyond the neurohype of recent decades, this book introduces the concept of worlding as a new way to understand the inherent entanglement of brains/minds with their worldly environments, cultural practices, and social contexts. Case studies ranging from film, literature, music, and dance to pedagogy, historical trauma, and present-day discourses of mindfulness investigate how brains are worlded in an active interplay of biological, cognitive, and socio-discursive factors. Combining scholarly work with personal accounts of neurodiversity and essays by artists reflecting on their practical engagement with cognition, Worlding the Brain makes a case for the distinctive role of the humanities and arts in the study of brains and cognition and explores novel forms interdisciplinarity.
Check out the volume here. And if you want a copy of my chapter, please email me.