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Roger Morris (roger_morris) | 34 comments Synopsis

"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."

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...


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Ginger Campbell (GingerCampbell) | 313 comments Mod
This is a good book that I am just getting around to reading.


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Roger Morris (roger_morris) | 34 comments On my shelf!


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