Sunday, September 23, 2012

"Self-help Books Dressed Up in a Lab Coat"

"An intellectual pestilence is upon us," says Steven Poole of "the plague of neuroscientism" with its "books purporting to explain, through snazzy brain-imaging studies, not only how thoughts and emotions function, but how politics and religion work, and what the correct answers are to age-old philosophical controversies" — Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks.

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