'Brainwashed' Examines the Value of Brain Scans


Sally Satel, Psychiatrist, Co-author of "Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience," Resident Scholar at American Enterprise Institute
Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology, Director of the NYU Center for Language And Music, Author, "Guitar Zero: The Science of Becoming Musical at Any Age"

Russell A. Poldrack, Director, Imaging Research Center, Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology, University of Texas at Austin

David Eagleman, Founder and Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine

In the new book Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, co-authors Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld examine the science behind some recent brain imaging research. Satel joins host Ira Flatow and other guests for a look at what brain scans can — "and cannot — "tell us about human behavior and how the mind works.



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