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Brainwashed : the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience

Author: Sally L Satel; Scott O Lilienfeld
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2013.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally L Satel; Scott O Lilienfeld
ISBN: 9780465018772 0465018777 9780465037865 0465037860
OCLC Number: 844461718
Description: xxiii, 226 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld.
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The authors demonstrate that the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been vastly overestimated. This provocative challenge to the use and abuse of a  Read more...

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Wall Street Journal "In their concise and well-researched book, [Satel and Lilienfeld] offer a reasonable and eloquent critique of this fashionable delusion, chiding the premature or unnecessary Read more...

 
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