Francesco Panese

Francesco Panese is Professor of social studies of science and medicine at the University of Lausanne. His research primarily focuses on the visual cultures in the sciences, the shaping of the body in biomedicine and, more generally, on the relations between science, medicine and society. He is currently working on two research projects : i-KnoT, i.e. Improving knowledge translation in healthcare, whose aim is to understand better and bridge the gap between clinical research and health care practice ; a social study of the current development of “big neuroscience” projects.

Brain Mind Society.

A critical account of neuroscience.

Mathieu ArminjonDelphine PreissmannVincent BarrasCynthia KrausFrancesco PaneseVincent Pidoux et Nicholas Stücklin | 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 [...]