Parrinello L., Giuli – TOURISM AND NEUROSCIENCE

TOURISM AND NEUROSCIENCE: A PRELIMINARY APPROACH

TOURISMOS: AN INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF TOURISM

Volume 7, Number 2, Autumn 2012, pp. 39-54

Tourism studies, generally considered multi-, inter- and even post-disciplinary, has not yet embraced neuroscience, despite the fact that the latter has been extending its domain in the last decades, opening up to human consciousness, as well as to social issues, arts and the humanities. This paper argues that it is also necessary for tourism social studies to take into account recent developments in this field.

Keywords: Neuroscience; Embodiment, Extended Mind; Mirror Neurons; Neuroethics;