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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 acknowledging its tremendous potential, the authors argue 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. A provocative challenge to the use and abuse of a seductive science, Brainwashed offers an essential corrective to determinist explanations of human behavior.a€œResearch into Braina#39;s a#39;God Spota#39; Reveals Areas of Brain Involved in Religious Belief, a€ Daily Mail, March 10, 2009, ... The Quest to UnderstandtheUnconsciousinArt, Mind, andBrain, fromVienna1900tothePresent( NewYork:Random House, 2012). ... March 31, 2010, 2010/04/01/books/01lit.html?pagewanted=all; and PaulHarrisand Alison ... Joseph Dumit, Picturing Personhood: Brain Scans and Biomedical Identity ( Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003).

Author: Sally Satel, Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher:Basic Books - 2013-05-16

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