Submitted by: Marc Brillinger
The Brain Sciences: Applications in Social Activism and Social Change
My interdisciplinary research focuses on the critical, yet unexplored, intersection of social justice and the burgeoning brain sciences. A synthesis of the knowledge arising out of the brain sciences (i.e. human belief, behaviour) as it applies to existing social activist strategies and tactics now seems a necessity in the battle to restrain corporate institutional power that is currently running amok in North America. New paradigms of resistance to rebalance corporate power and social justice are necessary to solve the enormous difficulties generated by global warming and income inequality. The findings from the activists interviewed are as fascinating as they are relevant.