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) · February with.

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Activiteit in specifieke hersengebieden kunnen meerdere oorzaken hebben en op verschillende dingen duiden. It looks at the hit-or-miss applications of neurobiology in advertising, law, addiction, and ethics, and takes on the occasions when proponents of reductionist thought wander into unfounded statements that have more to do with philosophical or even metaphysical presuppositions. However, I didn’t li I’ve always had a feeling that a lot of much-advertised neurological articles were somehow biased – brainwadhed I couldn’t explain what kind jindless bias it was.

Sally Satel’s assault on ‘neurobollocks’ – the over-optimistic and ultimately deceptive use of neuro-language in modern science and arts.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 21, Holly rated it liked it Shelves: I’ve listened and rated them. The authors speak of the danger of “neurodeterminism” and neurocentrism page xiv”the view that human experience and behavior can be best explained from the predominant or even exclusive perspective of the brain. M A good corrective to the much hyped, and even over hyped, promises made by some brwinwashed the future found in neuroscience.

Satel and Lilienfeld give an overview of how fMRI works and help the reader understand brain science without denying the true promise of its endeavors. Neuroscience has indeed made remarkable progress in the understanding of brain structure and function.

Satel’s treatment is useful as far as it goes, but I would love to see a book like this take on the related area of sociobiology, which attempts to explain away all human behavior and experience neurosciience evolutionary just-so stories. Very basic content, not much extra. Published June 4th by Basic Books first published May 16th May 25, Anthony Cleveland rated it really liked it. This book is valuable in its shedding light on the way scientific efforts are oversimplified in the media and are used to try to rationalize materialistic ideological positions.


Once back in the states, the fear of arrest, the high price of heroine and the shady drug culture didn’t seem worth the risk, so most just transitioned back into ordinary life. Couldn’t keep my interest. Audible has way better books on the topics covered in this book. However, according to the authors, we are still years perhaps decades away from truly clarifying the mi A well written book neurosciencr upon the premise the application of fMRI neurological testing has significant limitations regarding suspected correlations between brain function seductuve mental process.

If I had been reading the book, I would never have finished it all, because the authors biases would have been too much to suffer through. The nicest thing I can say about this book is the narrator did a fantastic job and she was the only reason I finished listening to the whole book. She argued against those who say teens aren’t to be held responsible for murder, because their brain were still developing.

Review: Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

Once this was announced, almost everyone just stopped using the drugs. Each of these movements suggested that the causes of our actions are not what we think they are. Comfortably situated in the tradition of responsible skepticism, Brainwashed neurosscience a terrific example of scientific self-correction.

This book intends to deepen the public’s understanding and appreciation of neuroscientific studies rather than teach people to dismiss new science outright.

The chapter on addiction was extremely interesting, as it has been increasingly thought o Very useful book that debunks many of the claims made about how brain scans can explain so much about human behavior. This background knowledge indicates that we ought to cultivate the promise of neuroscience while also avoiding the fallacies of the past. A very thought provoking work. In short, we don’t know as much as we claim to, and it’s clear that anyone encountering unified theories of human behavior based on neuroscience ought to be skeptical.

The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience” offers a balanced treatment of the capabilities of fMRI, or functional magnetic resonance imaging, and its role in facilitating the study of the human brain. Neurocriticism is itself an emerging field led by people like Neurocritic, James CoyneNeuroskeptic and other scientists who object to real neuroscience being diluted with false claims in the pursuit of pop-psychology headlines.


The authors raise a cautionary flag about the use of fMRI data in education, forensics, and commerce. No one — especially the authors — are denying that brain scans, neuroscience, and the focus on the sub-molecular functioning of the brain is an important, critical, perhaps eventually game-changing development.

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

One chapter provides a pretty nuanced view of “addiction is a disease like any other” rhetoric while the best chapter of all is an in depth look at the role of brain science in settling centuries old discussions of free will, the self and the just-world hypothesis. Preview — Brainwashed by Sally L. Technology for studying the operation of the brain has been widely discussed in the media–as have those slides from f MRI functional magnetic resonance imaging that show certain parts of the brain “lighting up” in response to stimuli.

View all 3 comments. Neuroscience heeft veel nieuwe inzichten opgeleverd over de werking van onbewuste denkprocessen en invloeden op gedrag.

While fMRI shows the brain response of addicts to images of drugs, recovery is a project of the heart and mind. Jul 29, Jafar rated it liked it.

But otherwise, a good read. This is whose running it! Mindlrss explain life, consciousness, or free-will? Brain scans, Satel and Lilienfeld show, are useful but often ambiguous representations of a highly complex system. You don’t need an MRI, duh. Excellent popular scientific book which explains the limitations of neuroscience in a number of domains where our imagination and popular representation got ahead of the science.

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