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Brainwashed: The use and misuse of neuroscience

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Brainwashed: The use and misuse of neuroscience
June 17, 2013 6:00 pm
June 17, 2013 7:00 pm
May 28, 2013
1150 17th Street, NW 12th Floor, Washington, DC, DC, 20036 , United States
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The brain is all the rage: neuroscience is one of the most important scientific developments of our time, but some of its champions have gotten carried away, overselling what it can tell us about ourselves.


“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.


If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. Full video will be posted within 24 hours.




5:45 PM


6:00 PM
David Brooks, New York Times
Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University
Sally Satel, AEI

7:00 PM
Book Signing and Wine and Cheese Reception


Event Contact Information


For more information, please contact Catherine Griffin at, 202.862.5920.


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For media inquiries, please contact, 202.862.5829.

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