Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Public Conversation | Greg Berns, Scott Lilienfeld | Brain Imaging: Sense and Nonsense, Science and Nonscience

Episode Summary

Greg Berns, Scott Lilienfeld | Brain Imaging: Sense and Nonsense, Science and Nonscience

Episode Notes

What can we learn from brain imaging, and what are its limits? Drs. Gregory Berns and Scott Lilienfeld will discuss – and debate – the promise and perils of brain imaging with regard to mind-reading, neuromarketing, lie detection, criminal responsibility, and psychiatric diagnosis. More broadly, they will explore scientific and ethical controversies concerning neuroimaging, and strive to separate fact from fiction in both popular and academic coverage of this technology. (March 27, 2014)