Brainwashed : the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience
- Satel, Sally L.
- New York : Basic Books, c2013.
- Physical description
- xxiii, 226 p. ; 24 cm.
RC343 .S28 2013
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- Lilienfeld, Scott O., 1960-
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Losing our minds in the age of brain science
- This is your brain on Ahmadinejad : or what is brain imaging?
- The buyologist is in : the rise of neuromarketing
- Addiction and the brain-disease fallacy
- The telltale brain : neuroscience and deception
- My amygdala made me do it : the trials of neurolaw
- The future of blame : neuroscience and moral responsibility
- Epilogue: Mind over gray matter.
- In recent years, the advent of MRI technology seems to have unlocked the secrets of the human mind, revealing the sources of our deepest desires, intentions, and fears. In this book, the authors argue that the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been vastly overestimated. Although acknowledging its tremendous potential, they believe that the overzealous application of the burgeoning field of brain science has put innocent people in jail, prevented addicts from healing themselves, and undermined notions of free will and responsibility.
- Publication date
- Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld.