The current neuroconstructive imperative states: On the one hand, brain conditions determine a person’s abilities; on the other, stimulating environmental conditions promote brain development, which results in the chance and necessity to create favourable environmental conditions for brain development.

Scientific Issues

The question is: how and why do both invasive and non-invasive neurotechnological interventions shape subpopulations in such a way that – according to Rabinow's Biosocialities – one could speak of Neurosocialities.


The thesis: this neuroconstructivism as practiced by application-oriented neuroscientists and as perceived by social scientists who are ‘open to new approaches’ should be understood as neo-cultural co-constructivism rather than as neuro-reductionism. So culture appears to be a resource of neuro-technological auto-impact competence – for example in a neuroprosthetic way – as well as a sociality-building result (culture designed in a brain-friendly way).

Contribution to the Dimension of 'Sociality'