Emilie Bovet

Emilie Bovet is a socio-anthropologist with a doctorate in Life Sciences. She teaches Social studies of science at the University of Lausanne as well as at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL). Her research is primarily focused on the history of the ties between psychiatry and brain sciences, and more generally on the impact of neuroscience on the field of mental health. She regularly collaborates with the psychiatric nurses in the canton of Vaud in order to come up with ways to improve the care offered in the field. Alongside Nicholas Stücklin, she is co-president of the STS-CH association, which seeks to promote the social studies of science in Switzerland, by organising conferences and symposia between researchers.

Brain Mind Society.

A critical account of neuroscience.

Mathieu ArminjonVincent BarrasEmilie BovetCynthia KrausFrancesco PaneseVincent PidouxNicholas Stücklin et Delphine Preissmann | 16.12.2014

Since the 1990s, which was proclaimed the “Decade of the brain” in the US by former president George Bush Sr., the rise of neuroscience has been considered a major scientific, historical, discursive, political, cultural and even mediatic event in western society (Rose and Abi-Rashed 2013). Countless symposiums and publications of all sorts have been produced [...]