A critical account of neuroscience.
Mathieu Arminjon, Delphine Preissmann, Vincent Barras, Cynthia Kraus, Francesco Panese, Vincent 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 [...]
Une icône neuropsychologique ?
Mathieu Arminjon | 20.07.2009
Penfield’s homunculus embodies the motor and sensitive body as it is represented by the brain from corporeal afferences. Beyond its epistemological limits, it is still fascinating. Indeed modern science does not usually rely on artistic means to present its data. Medical iconography has soon seen in it the return of the “monstrous”, typifying classic-age psychiatry. Our aim is to propose an alternative reading. Through its own epistemic benefits and limits, the homunculus could attest of the contamination of neurology [...]