tisdag 4 maj 2010

The Decade of the Mind

I write the column The Decade of the Mind in TCS Daily on 11 July 2003.
Medical technology can replace the therapeutic state.
The new brain sciences are full of technological promise. Through them we may be able to find and explain the deepest recesses of our thoughts and actions, and our decade could become the decade of the mind.

In less than ten years, neuroscience has turned from a classical little science into very big science indeed, engaging large teams of researchers and receiving billions of euros in grants from both governments and pharmaceutical corporations. Neuroscience is not only about gaining knowledge of the human brain and its processes but also about being able to act on them and change them, and has thus become indissolubly linked to neurotechnology.
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