Neuro Science  
Neuropolicies
suparna Cognitive function and brain development have become important targets for governments to act upon, in the name of public health and economic prosperity. We are analyzing the interactions between neuroscience and its political contexts. One hypothesis we are exploring is that structural changes in contemporary capitalism – changes toward flexible network capitalism in particular– significantly interact with discourses and practices of neuroscience. As part of this project, our aim is to examine how current neuroscientific theories are understood and taken up in a number of policy projects and how these target phenomena and classifications get transformed and used in fields outside of science, in processes of policy-making and public institutions, especially when concerned with work, education and health.