The Einstein Lab
This blog is a labor of love of the Einstein Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Gender, and Health at the University of Toronto. Here, we discuss how we contextualize and conduct our research, as we hope to make our science more accessible to general audiences.
What is Situated Neuroscience?
The brain is affected both by the methods by which it is studied and its interactions with the people studying it. Thus, when studying the brain, it is critical to take into account the situation under which the study occurs.
“Situated Neuroscience” is a term we have applied to the contextualizing of the study and participants.
It is based on an important science studies concept, “Situated Knowledges,” which proposes that rigorous science requires situating the participant, the researcher, and the methods of a given study.
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- What’s In a Name? Situated Neuroscience and the Philosophy of Feminist BiologyThe beauty of science is that it is a constantly churning, constantly evolving process. It is the discovery of knowledge, upon which more knowledge can be layered. The best part about this process is that it forces us to considerContinue reading “What’s In a Name? Situated Neuroscience and the Philosophy of Feminist Biology”
 Einstein, G. (2012) Situated Neuroscience: Elucidating a Biology of Diversity. in: Bluhm, R., Maibom, H., & Jacobson, A.J. (Eds). Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science, New York: Palgrave McMillan, 145–174.Bluhm, R., Maibom, H., & Jacobson, A.J. (Eds). Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science, New York: Palgrave McMillan, 145–174.