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Brainwashed : the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience

Author: Sally 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. As renowned psychiatrist and scholar Sally Satel and psychologist Scott O. Lilienfeld demonstrate in Brainwashed, however, the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been vastly overestimated. Although  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Satel, Sally L.
Brainwashed.
New York : Basic Books, ©2013
(OCoLC)844461718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Satel; Scott O Lilienfeld
ISBN: 9780465037865 0465037860
OCLC Number: 852756407
Description: 1 online resource (441 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: Losing Our Minds in the Age of Brain Science; Chapter One: This Is Your Brain on Ahmadinejad: Or What Is Brain Imaging?; Chapter Two: The Buyologist Is In: The Rise of Neuromarketing; Chapter Three: Addiction and the Brain-Disease Fallacy; Chapter Four: The Telltale Brain: Neuroscience and Deception; Chapter Five: My Amygdala Made Me Do It: The Trials of Neurolaw; Chapter Six: The Future of Blame: Neuroscience and Moral Responsibility; Epilogue: Mind over Gray Matter; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
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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