Festival of Ideas: Robert Newman

Festival of Ideas: Robert Newman

Can brain scans read our minds? Are we our brains? How can you map the mind?

Robert Newman explores the confusion of brain science with ideology, myth and fantasy, and how we can escape the spell of magical scientism and return to science.

He argues that the dehumanising claims of most current neuroscientific findings derive not from science, but from a combination of philosophical blunders and a version of evolutionary biology that owes little to Darwin. He questions why brain science books ...

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12 attendees (None invited)


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