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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Many of the book’s conclusions weren’t new to me, but I found it well-organized with fascinating studies and examples. Return to Book Page. Just add the word “therapy” to anything. Lilienfeld reveal how many of the real-world applications of human neuroscience gloss over its limitations and intricacies, at times obscuring—rather than clarifying—the myriad factors that shape our behavior and identities.

This is unfortunate, and lazy. 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. Neuroscience is very young, and Wow, this was an excellent read.

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

One chapter in this book provided me with some information I needed about what exactly an fMRI measures and how it works hence the 2nd star. This was alright, not the best braniwashed. Satel says not so fast.

This does not discredit the validity of fMRI studies, which are hugely informative in many medical and research contexts, but it does place fairly strict limits on our ability to unambiguously link pictures of the brain with their correlating modes of phenomenal experience.


Often these sorts of tangents can be to a book’s detriment, but here they add some real resonance and keep the book from simply offering a repeated refrain of “nope, we’re not there yet with the science”. Want to Read saving…. 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.

Jun 04, CarolynKost rated it it was ok. Many of the criticisms of the book seem to rely upon attacks upon Dr Satel’s membership in the American Enterprise Institute, and a tendency to lump all critiques of neuroscience, and indeed any science, into the, ill defined, “post-modernist” or “neo-marixst” camps. The book could be a little more comprehensive and look at 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.

Concerning all the claims that addiction is a disease, Sally Satel, shared an interesting study done during the s, when opium and high grade heroine flooded southern Asia. Hardcoverpages. Although the authors provide good critiques, they still focus too much on people’s morale when trying to overcome afflictions.

On the other hand, the book uses the past, present and future of neuroscience for some impressive forays into philosophy and social analysis. Mar 17, Miles rated it really liked it.

Review: Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

The authors speak of the danger of “neurodeterminism” and neurocentrism page xivneurosciemce view that human experience and behavior can be best explained from the predominant or even exclusive perspective of the brain. Books by Sally L. Veel fysiologische bevindingen blijken samen te hangen met gedrag, maar dat is nog niet genoeg om gedrag juist te voorspellen.


Save your credit and get another one of audible’s fine books on this subject. Very basic content, not much extra. And yet, among all this complexity, they can tell from a brain scan what you think about a political candidate, appezl you believe what’s being published as science journalism.

Once this was announced, almost everyone just stopped using the drugs. The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience. Neurocriticism is itself an emerging field led by people like Neurocritic, James CoyneNeuroskeptic and heuroscience scientists who object to real neuroscience being diluted with false claims in the pursuit of pop-psychology brainwashde. For most of us, it’s overkill. Everything from crime to general cognition, we think the fMRI can do anything and it can’t. Does this methods and others as well show us how the brain affects our political choices?

While fMRI shows the brain response of addicts to images of drugs, recovery is a project of the heart and mind. With regard to violent crime, neuropsychologists attempt to explain the behavior as blameless, because “their brain made them do it.

May 25, Anthony Cleveland rated it really liked it. Earlier in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Freudianism posited that people were the products of unconscious conflicts and drives.

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