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The Relevance and Context of Research
Laura Otis

Years ago, as I rode my bike to campus, I passed a crew of Spanish-speaking men on a roof. When I returned 12 hours later, they were still at work, calling to each other in the dusk. While I had been teaching and talking with students, they had been hammering in the Georgia heat. Many of them might make wonderful scholars, teachers, or artists. “We’d all like to live by our art,” said a...

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The Arts and Sciences of Reading: Humanities in The Laboratory
Lindsey Grubbs

This article examines two recent scientific studies about reading fiction in order to argue for more thoroughly interdisciplinary work that crosses the too-often-upheld boundary between the humanities and sciences. Taking one of these in particular as a case study, I explore how including a humanist in the experimental process could have impacted many stages of inquiry: from developing more intere...

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Ethics of Decoded Neurofeedback in Clinical Research, Treatment, and Moral Enhancement
Eisuke Nakazawa, Keiichiro Yamamoto, Koji Tachibana, Soichiro Toda, Yoshiyuki Takimoto & Akira Akabayashi

Decoded neurofeedback is a new technology that allows the improvement or modification of human cognitive and moral capacities and has a wide range of potential applications. As decoded neurofeedback will have an impact on society, ethical concerns about this technology should be examined. As decoded neurofeedback modifies the default mode network due to a voxel-based pattern analysis, it enables a...

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