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.