The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience

av Sally L Satel, Scott O Lilienfeld  (inbunden, 2013)

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  • Inbunden (hardback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 256
  • Utg.datum: 2013-06-20
  • Förlag: Basic Civitas Books
  • Dimensioner: 247 x 165 x 25 mm
  • Vikt: 453 g
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9780465018772

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Wall Street Journal "In their concise and well-researched book, [Satel and Lilienfeld] offer a reasonable and eloquent critique of this fashionable delusion, chiding the premature or unnecessary application of brain science to commerce, psychiatry, the law and ethics... In a book that uses 'mindless' accusatively in the subtitle, you might expect an excitable series of attacks on purveyors of what's variously called neurohype, neurohubris and neurobollocks. But more often than not Dr. Satel and Mr. Lilienfeld stay fair and levelheaded. Good thing, because this is a topic that requires circumspection on all sides." New York Times "Dr. Satel and Dr. Lilienfeld offer a methodical critique of this oversimplified neuro-nonsense, convincingly arguing that in many ways the M.R.I.'s of today are simply the phrenology heads of yesteryear, laughably primitive attempts to wrangle human character and behavior into tractable form." PsycCRITIQUES "In this volume, these two prolific authors combine their talents to provocatively call for caution concerning many of the promises associated with neuroscience... A very readable, even entertaining, commentary on how neuroscience is beginning to change the world... A welcome reminder of the never-ending need for healthy skepticism as we encounter the various creative endeavors that so often accompany emerging scientific developments." The National Review "[An] incisive and clearly written book...if you want to know where and why the neuroscientific used-car salesmen are wrong, if you want to arm yourself against their preposterous overselling, read this book." David Brooks, New York Times "[A] compelling and highly readable book." Slate "A well-informed attack on the extravagances of "neurocentrist" thought." The New Scientist "The intrepid outsider needs expert guidance through this rocky terrain -- and there's no better place to start than Brainwashed by Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld. Satel, a practising psychiatrist, and Lilienfeld, a clinical psychologist, are terrific sherpas. They are clear-sighted, considered and forgiving of the novice's ignorance" Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing "A smart and sometimes devastating critique of 'neurobollocks'... This book is a brisk read, but a good one - and, I would argue, an important one." Nature "Satel and Lilienfeld provide an engaging overview of the technical and conceptual factors that complicate the interpretation of brain scans obtained by functional magnetic resonance imaging and other techniques... Brainwashed offers much to bolster popular understanding of what brain imaging can and cannot achieve." Huffington Post "[An] important new book... Brainwashed is not an anti-neuroscience book by any means. Indeed, the authors celebrate the new insights into human thought and behavior that brain studies have yielded. But the book does take a hard stand against the prevailing neurocentrism, and aims to restore some balance to our understanding of human fallibility, including drug and alcohol addiction." BBC Focus "In a witty but no-hold-barred book, the authors skewer the ridiculous claims of those who tell us that brain imaging can unlock the secrets of the mind... Brainwashed explains why we must be skeptical and accept that, if anything, brain research has revealed just how much further we have to go." Gary Marcus, "The book does a terrific job of explaining where and how savvy readers should be skeptical." Discover "Well-written and remarkably balanced... Should you buy it?... For new readers, or as a gift, it would be fantastic." Metapsychology "Offers an availing expose on the recklessly radical conclusions of Naive Neuroscience and what must be addressed to maintain a comprehensive, sensible and constrained Modern Neuroscience." Reason "A skeptical but fair-minded review of the

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Sally Satel is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, a lecturer at Yale University School of Medicine, and a practicing psychiatrist. The author of PC, M.D., she holds an MD from Brown University and completed her residency in psychiatry at Yale University. Satel lives in Washington, DC. Scott O. Lilienfeld is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Emory University. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia