281. brooks on current neurology
October 13, 2009 § Leave a comment
I see this as a bellwether.. integrating softer hard science with harder soft science. There is an ongoing rapprochement of mainstream towards real people. Motive for this? Toward a more adequate administrative state? Who is funding the research? Much is military and Homeland Security. I think this supports the technocratic scenario, as does Soros's grants of yesterday. – doug
[http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/13/opinion/13brooks.html?_r=1 The Young and the Neuro]
By DAVID BROOKS Published: October 12, 2009 When you go to an academic conference you expect to see some geeks, gravitas and graying professors giving lectures. But the people who showed up at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society’s conference in Lower Manhattan last weekend were so damned young, hip and attractive. The leading figures at this conference were in their 30s, and most of the work was done by people in their 20s. When you spoke with them, you felt yourself near the beginning of something long and important.