Neuroscience is not meeting its full potential. We suggest that an important contributor to this problem is a legacy of unchecked white Western individualist bias. We offer a relational rubric of principles with illustrative cases that scientists can use to enhance scientific imagination and rigour while fostering inclusive scientific communities to mitigate bias.
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Taylor, L., Rommelfanger, K.S. Mitigating white Western individualistic bias and creating more inclusive neuroscience. Nat Rev Neurosci 23, 389–390 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-022-00602-8