2 thoughts on “David Eagleman’s primer for the human brain

  1. Isn’t it a reductionist approach that has looked directly at brain activity to arrive at this description of the possible evolution of the brain, And it looks like the results will join bad parenting and early childhood trauma along with temporary insanity as ammunition for high priced lawyers in the next courtroom drama.

  2. To be fair to Eagleman, he does address the practical objections to changing the way we see crime and punishment. He’d still arrest the perps, but he wouldn’t just lock them up. For “appropriate” crimes (and criminals), he advocates brain-savvy rehabilitation over simple incarceration.

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