Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 26 September 2018

Abstract and Keywords

This article outlines the data about the nature of public representations of neuroimaging. Drawing on research from related domains, particularly genetics, it considers social issues associated with media representations—with an emphasis on the concerns of determinism and fatalism. It discusses some of the key forces that are shaping the direction of trends in this area. This analysis is particularly timely given the current prominence of neuroscience, and neuroimaging in particular, in the public eye. Ideally it will also contribute to the growing discourse surrounding emerging biomedical technologies and how they are framed in public representations. These advances in neuroscience and related research are occurring in an era increasingly characterized by quick and easy access to information, including information about health, medical options, and scientific developments.

Keywords: neuroimaging, biomedical technologies, determinism, fatalism, neuroscience

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.