Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 March 2017

192 Pages | 10 figures including a 4 page colour plate section

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198752882

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Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans

What is really going on inside our heads?

Barbara J. Sahakian and Julia Gottwald

  • Describes how fMRI allows us to see inside the living brain, giving us the ability to attempt to read minds, guess purchasing choices in advance, and check whether people are lying or biased
  • Considers the possibilities opening up for understanding the brain, motivation, thoughts, and behaviour
  • Looks at the ethical issues raised by the use of fMRI, such as uncovering racial bias, or false memories
  • Explains what recent neuroimaging studies have revealed

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