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Against Latency: Ethical Considerations about Acceleration in Neuroscientific Discourse


This article proposes an interpretation of the phenomenon of latency from an ethical and narrative perspective that helps to better understand the "crisis of waiting". I analyse how, from a techno-economic perspective, supported by the discourse of neuroscience, the phenomenon of latency has been undervalued. The hypothesis is that latency allows the individual to unfold narratively, making consciousness possible. The aim is to examine what ethical implications these affectations of time have on narrativity and, therefore, on consciousness. 


This is a pre-print of the following work: P. E. García, P. Santamaria, y P. Sánchez (eds.), Neurobiología de la moral: perspectivas críticas desde la filosofía, 2021, UNAM, reproduced with permission of Unidad de Posgrado, UNAM. The final authenticated version is available online at: and



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