neuroscience


Will women stock exchange traders rescue Wall Street?

Denyse O'Leary | 23 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, global financial crisis, neuroscience
The new science of neuroeconomics is making big claims. Can they be justified?


Does religion shrink your brain?

Denyse O'Leary | 01 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: neuroscience, religion
Some researchers argue that outspoken religious commitment is a sign of mild dementia.


Does religion rot teenagers’ brains?

Denyse O'Leary | 25 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: neuroscience, religion
Some religion researchers are amazingly ignorant of religion.


Are we all travelling incognito?

Denyse O'Leary | 21 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: crime, law, neuroscience
Does "my brain made me do it" seem like a good excuse in a court of law?


“Criminal brains” and what to do about them

Denyse O'Leary | 09 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: capital punishment, crime, neuroscience
The budding science of neurolaw could make the life or death of a prisoner dependent on a brain scan.


Morality for neurons

Denyse O'Leary | 01 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: materialism, morality, neuroscience
Can you build a system of moral behaviour on complete materialism? A famous neuroscientist gives it the old college try.


Delusions of gender

Denyse O'Leary | 18 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, gender, neuroscience
A dispatch from the gender wars: are there”male“ and “female” brains?


The maternal brain revisited

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: motherhood, neuroscience
The “maternal brain” debate has spiked again with the release of a study showing increased grey matter in the brains of mothers who have recently given birth.


Liar, liar, brain on fire!

Michael Cook | 17 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: neuroscience
Can brain scans literally read your mind?


Brain scans and neurotrash

Denyse O'Leary | 24 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: neuroscience, phrenology, science
It's the ultimate branding strategy. Just slap "neuro" before a word and the goofiest speculation becomes respectable science. 


Better than human

Michael Cook | 17 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: neuroscience, transhumanism
Why is the world's most prestigious science journal peddling the snake oil of cognition-enhancing drugs?


Challenging the prejudice of materialism

Denyse O'Leary and Mario Beauregard | 29 September 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, neuroscience
A journalist and a neuroscientist maintain that morality and spirituality are more than electrical impulses in the brain.


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