September 2012: Summary of Features
About the Cover: Wiggins Memorial Library. Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC. Borree Kwok, dean of the library. Photo courtesy of the Wiggins Memorial Library staff.
Editorial: On the Perils of Uniqueness. Editor and publisher Irving E. Rockwood discusses the challenges that Choice data present to the developers of Choice Reviews Online, version 3.
New & Forthcoming Association & Organization Publications, 2012–2013.This annual feature in Choice's popular Forthcoming Series focuses on the publishing programs of professional societies and associations and research institutions.
Bibliographic Essay: Neuroscience: Matter and More. Many have heralded the present age as that of the neurosciences. A quick look at the popular press indicates that the robust findings of neuroscience have found their way into the mainstream. Whether the topic is one of body-machine interfaces, deep new insights into the nature of Alzheimer's disease, or the use of neurolaw in a criminal trial, academic neuroscience is at the forefront in changing many aspects of life that we take for granted. After a brief historical introduction, this essay tracks the progress of neuroscience via an exploration of over seventy leading interdisciplinary books and journals, thematically organized around three results: the naturalization of the mind and consciousness, the practical implications of such naturalization, and a potential reconceptualization of both theoretical and applied ethics.