September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2012
Suparna Choudhury is currently investigating the development of naturalized conceptions of adolescence through cognitive neuroscience as part of the Cerebral Subject project, which traces the historical development, topography and functioning of ‘brainhood’ in contemporary culture (http://www.brainhood.net). This follows from her postdoctoral research on cultural constructions of the brain at the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University and her PhD in Neuroscience on social cognitive development during adolescence at University College London. She is also developing an interdisciplinary project on Critical Neuroscience, which aims to open up new experimental and interpretive possibilities by connecting social and historical studies of neuroscience to experimental neuroscience, itself (http://www.critical-neuroscience.org).
The neurological adolescent in the digital age – Advanced Summer Institute, Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University
Social cognitive development during adolescence - Lifespan Institute Social Cognition Think Tank, California
Towards a 'critical neuroscience' - Why Bioethics? workshop, University of Cambridge, UK
Critical neuroscience: the case of adolescence – Mind the Brain conference, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Wired up differently” – presentation for panel discussion on Neurological Identities - 4S Conference, Tokyo
What should we do with the teenage brain? Mental capital, cortical plasticity and the adolescent - Institute of Social Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Exploring folk neurology: public perceptions of the “teen brain” - International School on Mind, Brain & Education, Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice.
Linking neuroscience and society through critical practice - Critical Neuroscience conference, UCLA
Critical Neuroscience: the example of the adolescent brain - Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabruck
Critical Neuroscience: idea and applications - Critical Neuroscience workshop, McGill University, Montreal
The social brain and its cultural context - Culture and Mental Health Research Meeting, McGill University, Montreal
Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada - Adjunct Faculty
Critical Neuroscience - Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabruck, Germany
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science