0 avis

Translating upwards : linking the neural and social sciences via neuroeconomics


Levallois, Clément | CLITHERO, John A. | WOUTERS, Paul | SMIDTS, Ale | HUETTEL, Scott A.

The social and neural sciences share a common interest in understanding the mechanisms that underlie human behaviour. However, interactions between neuroscience and social science disciplines remain strikingly narrow and tenuous. We illustrate the scope and challenges for such interactions using the paradigmatic example of neuroeconomics. Using quantitative analyses of both its scientific literature and the social networks in its intellectual community, we show that neuroeconomics now reflects a true disciplinary integration, such that research topics and scientific communities with interdisciplinary span exert greater influence on the field. However, our analyses also reveal key structural and intellectual challenges in balancing the goals of neuroscience with those of the social sciences. To address these challenges, we offer a set of prescriptive recommendations for directing future research in neuroeconomics.


Du même auteur

Sloppy data floods or precise social science methodologies? : Dilemmas in the transition to data-intensive research in sociology and economics | Levallois, Clément

Sloppy data floods or precise social science ...

CHAP | Levallois, Clément | MIT Press | 20121001

What are the implications of data-intensive research for social sciences? In an influential editorial, Chris Anderson from the magazine Wired predicted a future where scientific advances would result less from theoretical work, an...


Umigon: sentiment analysis for tweets based on lexicons and heuristics | Levallois, Clément

Umigon: sentiment analysis for tweets based o...

CCOM | Levallois, Clément | 20130601

Umigon is developed since December 2012 as a web application providing a service of sentiment detection in tweets. It has been designed to be fast and calable. Umigon also provides indications for additional semantic features pres...


Why Were Biological Analogies in Economics "A Bad Thing"? : Edith Penrose's Battles against Social Darwinism and McCarthyism | Levallois, Clément

Why Were Biological Analogies in Economics "A...

Article | SYRACUSE | Levallois, Clément | 20111201

The heuristic value of evolutionary biology for economics is still much under debate. We suggest that in addition to analytical considerations, socio-cultural values can well be at stake in this issue. To demonstrate it, we use a ...

Chargement des enrichissements...

Avis des lecteurs