Neurosciences in Dialogue

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Project Description
Neuroimaging reveals information on brain structure and function in non-invasive ways. Technological progress has allowed neuroimaging to widen application options beyond the medical and basic research domain. This project aims for the responsible development and embedding of neuroimaging technologies in three core domains, being health care, education and justice & security. A science-society dialogue is considered important to ensure a balance between societal benefit and the avoidance of unanticipated and unintended negative impacts. However, such a dialogue is largely absent. Furthermore, literature on how to facilitate such dialogues is sparse. In this project we initiate an innovative science-society dialogue process, based on the Interactive Learning and Action approach. In successive round, stakeholders from science and society are actively involved in an open exchange, planning, action and reflection process on opportunities, concerns and desirable options of neuroimaging technologies and neurogenomics.

Marije de Jong
Jacqueline Broerse
Tjard de Cock Buning
Frank Kupper   

External Website

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  • Arentshorst, M. E., de Jong, I. M., Kupper, F. & de Cock Buning, T. (under review). The framing of neuroimaging in the Dutch media: promising futures or monstrous images? Science Communication.
  • Arentshorst, M. E., de Cock Buning, T. & Broerse, J. E.W. (under second review). Exploring responsible innovation: Dutch public perceptions of the future of medical neuroimaging technology. Public Understanding of Science.
  • Arentshorst, M.E., de Cock Buning, T. & Broerse, J. E.W. (under review). Exploring responsible neuroimaging innovation: vision from a societal actor perspective. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • Arentshorst, M.E., de Cock Buning, T., Boon, W.P.C. & Broerse, J. E.W. (under review). Prospecting responsible technology paths: management options for an appropriate societal embedding of medical neuroimaging. Journal of Responsible Innovation.
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  • R. Edelenbosch, F. Kupper and J. Broerse (2013). The Application of Neurogenomics to Education: analyzing guiding visions. New Genetics and Society, 32(3), 285–301.
  • R. Edelenbosch, F. Kupper, L. Krabbendam and J. Broerse (Accepted). Brain-Based Learning and Educational Neuroscience: boundary work. Mind, Brain and Education.
  • R. Edelenbosch, F. Kupper and J. Broerse (Accepted). Neuroimaging and Personalized Learning: reflections with societal stakeholders. In: van den Hoven, J., Oosterlaken, I., Swierstra, T., Koops, B.-J., Romijn, H. (eds.) Socially Responsible Innovation: making values matter (MVI proceedings book).
  • R. Edelenbosch, F. Kupper and J. Broerse (under second review). Neuroimaging and Evidence-Based Learning: reflections with potential end-users. Public Understanding of Science.
  • R. Edelenbosch, F. Kupper and J. Broerse (under review). Introducing Reframing as an Approach to Multi-stakeholder Dialogue about Neuroimaging. Technological Forecasting and Future Change.
  • R. Edelenbosch. 2014. Deliberating Neurotechnologies for Education: Facilitating Frame Reflection. PhD Thesis. Uitgeverij BOXPress, 's-Hertogenbosch.
  • de Jong, Marije, Frank Kupper, Anneloes Roelofsen, and Jacqueline Broerse. 2015. "Exploring Responsible Innovation as a Guiding Concept: The Case of Neuroimaging in Justice and Security." In Responsible Innovation: making values matter (MVI proceedings book), edited by Jeroen van den Hoven, Ilse Oosterlaken, Bert-Jaap Koops and Henny Romijn.
  • de Jong, Marije, Frank Kupper, Marlous E Arentshorst, and Jacqueline Broerse. Under review. "Neuroimaging news in the age of Responsible Research and Innovation." Science and Engineering Ethics.
  • de Jong, Marije, Frank Kupper, and Jacqueline Broerse. Submitted. "Doing Responsible Innovation early: The case of neuroimaging in security management." Journal of Responsible Innovation.
  • Kupper, J.F.H. & de Jong, I.M. (2011). Brengt het brein beveiliging in beeld? Security Management, 2011(3).
  • de Jong, I.M. & Kupper, J.F.H. (2013). hersenscans beter bekeken. Security Management, 7/8, 30-33.