A discussion on the notion of race in cognitive neuroscience research

Anelis Kaiser Trujillo*, E. Ngubia Kessé, Oliver Rollins, Sergio Della Sala, Roberto Cubelli

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

A recent editorial in Cortex (Cubelli & Della Sala, 2018) proposed to ban of the term race in neuroscience research citing that the concept of race has no scientific basis and justifies discrimination. Kaiser Trujillo, Kessé and Rollins submitted a commentary to that editorial, agreeing that race does not have biological foundations but maintaining that the social construction of race is critical to research. Their commentary is reported below followed by an editorial rebuttal. Given that the topic under discussion concerns editorial policy for manuscripts submitted to Cortex, an unusual format has been used aimed at yoking the two papers, which are published together under one overarching title with a unique DOI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-164
Early online date29 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • cognitive neuroscience
  • implicit race bias
  • neuroimaging
  • race
  • scientific racism


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