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Brainwashed

The Seductive Appeal Of Mindless Neuroscience

By Sally L Satel

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.

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Format: Book
Author: Satel, Sally L
Summary: 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.
Title: Brainwashed : the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience / Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld.
Publisher Date: New York : Basic Books, c2013.
Subject: Neurosciences Brain Mind and body
Isbn: 0465018777 9780465018772
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Format: Book
Author: Satel, Sally L.
Summary: 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.
Title: Brainwashed : the seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience / Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld.
Publisher, Date: New York : Basic Books, c2013.
Description: xxiii, 226 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Neurosciences
Subjects: Brain
Subjects: Mind and body
Other Author: Lilienfeld, Scott O., 1960-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.157-218) and index.
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 -- Mind over gray matter.
ISBN: 0465018777
ISBN: 9780465018772
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Call Number: 612.8233 Sa82b