Brainwashed

The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience by Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld

By Bruce Bower, 14:57 PM July 30, 2013

By reducing human thought and behavior to colorful images of excited neurons, neuroscientists have turned brain scans into brain scams, write psychiatrist Satel and psychologist Lilienfeld. The argument that thinking involves more than brain activity is not new, but the authors give it an up-to-date, provocative treatment.

Satel and Lilienfeld take aim at functional MRI scans that have been used by researchers and media to claim that specific brain areas represent the seats of love, hate and o...

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