Neuro Science  
Constructions of The Brain
suparna Human diversity – in terms of gender, age and culture – is becoming an increasingly central question for cognitive neuroscience. Taking particular case studies we are exploring the many contingencies of the social categories being naturalized through imaging experiments. The historical dimension of the project traces how these categories have come to be understood as they are in neuroscience, and the ethnographic dimension investigates the ways in which these constructs are mapped onto the brain in laboratories. However, a central goal to this project, after pointing out the historical and cultural contingencies of the target categories in cognitive neuroscience, is to go beyond these observations in order to implement experimental designs which factor in these concerns.