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Brain culture: Shaping policy through neuroscience

Jessica Pykett


This book offers a timely analysis of the impact of rapidly advancing knowledge about the brain, mind and behaviour on contemporary public policy and practice. Drawing on in-depth interviews with professionals in a range of social spheres including architecture and urban design, education, and the workplace, the book examines the global spread of policy strategies, UK based policy experiments and everyday practice informed by ‘brain culture’. It explores how neuroscientific, behavioural and psychological explanation have become increasingly influential in such fields, and examines their reperc ... More

Keywords: behavioural science, brain culture, context, human geography, neuroscience, public policy, scale, situatedness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447314042
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314042.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Pykett, author
University of Birmingham