96: The seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience (Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld)

November 10, 2013

It seems like a week can’t go by without a news story about how neuroscience has discovered the neurological basis of love, morality, addiction, you name it. Yet how much explanatory power does neuroscience really have — and are we putting too much trust in its findings? On this episode of Rationally Speaking, Massimo and Julia explore these questions with psychiatrist Sally Satel and professor of psychology Scott O. Lilienfeld, the authors of “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.”