"Pertinent to neuroculture and underlying many of its relevant products is the notion of brainhood, or the regard of the brain as the primary bodily organ, which we need in order to assert our identities. unlike other organs in the body, the brain is regarded as irreplaceable in its function to confer personhood. This feature of ‘being’, rather than ‘having’, a brain is what defines human beings as cerebral subjects."
Frazzetto, G. & Anker, S. (2009). Neuroculture. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10, 815-821. doi: 10.1038/nrn2736 (via braingeek)