Nina Slanevskaya. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience



Dr. Nina Slanevskaya, Director of the St.Petersburg Centre for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, 2009-2018


Theweb-site uses the books by Nina Slanevskaya.

The books of 2020 on sale (OZON, AMAZON):

1. The Cases of Near Death Experience (in Russian), 2020.

2. Neuroscience about the Power of Thought (in Russian), 2020.

The field of studies

Neuroscientists study the nervous system at different levels of the organization beginning with a molecular one and finishing with the study of consciousness, creativity and social behaviour. Recently, there has been an upsurge of interest to neuroscience from other disciplines: philosophy, economics, sociology, political science, etc. New disciplines appeared, such as neuroeconomics, neurotheology, neuromarketing, neuropolitical science, neurosocilology, neuroaesthetics, etc.

Social anxiety
A new approach: "from behaviour to genes"
Social pain 

Social neurosciences
Theoretical propositions on brain and mind used in social neurosciences
Ontology and epistemolgy in social neurosciences

The nervous system
The human brain
Neurologic diseases

The choice of ontology on brain and mind
Non-reductive physicalism
Wilder Penfield, a neurosurgeon and a dualist
Rodger Sperry, an emergentist and mentalist
Do we need a brain for thinking and sense perception?
Near Death Experience
The panpsychist Pim van Lommel and the use of quantum physics for the explanation of consciousness
Mental healing

The Clash of Social and Inborn Moral Values
Ethical theories
Ethical naturalism and ethical intuitionism in neuroscience
Socio-politico-economic system which suppresses natural neuromorality

Health and a creative process
Social factors and creativity
Neuroscience about creative thinking

Cognitive thinking and social factors
Cognition based on comparative and critical thinking

Mental energy instead of medicine
Art Therapy

Neuropolitical science
The difference between behaviour and neurobiological reaction
Disagreement on explanation of brain work
Political cognition based on two neural networks
The influence of controlled and automatic brain processes in decision making
The criticism of neuropolitical studies

Neuroscience and Law
The influence of neuroevidence in court
The role of moral responsibility in the criminal law
Neuroevidence and the right to use it in court
Brain scanning as neuroevidence for the denial of guilty will
Neuroscience and punishment: retributive and consequentialist approaches
The criticism of the possibility of using neuroscience for psycho-legal classification of crimes

Criticism of “rational choice” on the basis of neuroscientific data
Risk and uncertainty in neuroeconomics
Neuromorality in economics: trust, cooperation, reciprocity, moral anger and punishment
Testing economic theories by a neuroeconomic method

Social brain
The field of study in neurosociology
Neuroscientific explanation of social decision making
Conscious moral decision and moral intuition
Human relationships and their collective and cortical representations
Social expulsion and brain work




Nina Slanevskaya. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

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