Brainwashed has ratings and 70 reviews. Jafar said: A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens a part of the brain that helps us connect with oth. Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience by Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld is an important book on an emerging. Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience. Article (PDF Available) in Theology and Science 12(1) ยท February with.

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Sep 11, A. For instance, one study offered evidence that the mind is a figment of the brain. This background knowledge indicates that we ought to cultivate the promise of neuroscience while also avoiding the fallacies of nwuroscience past.

And now with the invention of fMRI, all of these btainwashed will soon be accompanied by psychedelically colored amalgamated photos of lit up brains ‘proving’ they’re true. Just a moment nsuroscience we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Aug 14, Jane rated it really liked it. The book could be a little more comprehensive and look fhe neuroscience claims about education, literacy, technology, politics and some of the other areas where the field is often invoked, but in general it’s a rewarding read that offers some admirable balance in its perspective of a still emerging discipline.


The book could be summed up as: Dit boek brengt nuance in de hype rondom neuroscience. I had this book on my list for a long time, but was sadly let down. NB; over half the book is references and notes.

The or is accessible and brief, but not at the expense of clarity and nuance. They demonstrate that neuroscience cannot predict whether someone will become a criminal or an addict or what people will purchase, cannot determine whether someone is lying, and cannot prove that humans don’t have free will.

See how there is a difference? Asking the wrong questions of the brain, however, is at best a dead end and at worst a misappropriation of the mantle of science.

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However, the man who became a pedophile when he had a tumor was certainly a good story to outline the effects of physical illness on the brain and our power to heal.

Co-written by a psychologist and a psychiatrist, “Brainwashed: Neuroscience has indeed made remarkable progress in the understanding of brain structure and function.

Very useful book that debunks many of the claims made about how brain scans can explain so much about human behavior. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. May 25, Anthony Cleveland rated it really liked it.

Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience by Sally L. Satel

See how addiction being a disease is mindlexs quite accurate? Satel offers Science of the gaps. Satel and Lilienfeld take on a host of arenas in which unwarranted transgressions threaten to give neuroscience a bad name: The Disease model has been pushed to far, one needs a holistic approach. This is whose running it! She shows the how dangerous David Eaglemen’s ideas are in “Incognito” concerning how the whole justice system should be changed, since all crime is caused by malfunctioning brains.


Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

Published June 4th by Basic Books first published May 16th This book puts it bralnwashed together. MRI brain imaging cannot and will never completely explain why some overcome addiction or behave kindly or violently.

This study undercuts the “once an addict, always an addict” mantra and the belief that addiction is a chronic brain disease. Hardcoverpages. Jun 29, John Martindale rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ve always been curious about the brainwashing system in cults, politics, religion, etc A decent introduction to the dangers of using neuroscientific evidence for a reader who has little or no background in psychology or neuroscience.