"Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience" (Basic Books, June 2013), by psychiatrist and AEI scholar Sally Satel and Emory University psychologist Scott Lilienfeld, follows the migration of brain science - and brain imaging in particular - out of the lab and into the public sphere. Join New York Times columnist David Brooks as he engages the authors in a discussion of popular neuroscience (both the mindless and the mindful), of biological explanations of human behavior and their implications, and of the centrality of the concept of the mind in an age of neuroscience. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
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Cleveland Clinic (Nov. 13, 2014) For people with certain types of brain tumors, there’s a unique surgery that doesn’t leave a scar. Meet a man who had his brain tumor removed through his nose.
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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 4, 2013) A healthy brain just keeps getting better with age. That is the surprising discovery of Ernst Poeppel, a brain researcher in Munich. Vocabulary, verbal memory and spacial and associative reasoning ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 25, 2013) Scientists have begun work on one of the most ambitious scientific projects ever - to recreate a human brain inside a supercomputer. The Human Brain Project, led by Swiss institute, the EPFL, aims to ... watch video
AP (Sep. 4, 2013) Researchers at the UC-San Francisco have been testing a 3D video game they say reverses some of the negative effects of aging on the brain. The findings, published in 'Nature' provide scientific ... watch video
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