Review of Intervention in the Brain: Politics, Ethics, and Policy by Robert H. Blank

  • Evan Charney Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy Duke University

Abstract

Politics, Policy, and Ethics contains informative chapters on the history of psychiatric “brain intervention” from lobotomies to deep brain stimulation; how advances in neuroscience have impacted the definition of death; and the commercial and military applications of new neuroscience technologies. The bulk of the book, however, is devoted to making the argument that advances in neuroscience have significantly advanced our understanding of social, political, and moral behavior. 

Author Biography

Evan Charney, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy Duke University
 

References

Aaron, Adam, Badre, David, Bret, Matthew et al. 2007. “Politics and the Brain.” The New York Times, Nov. 14.

Freedman Joshua, Kaplan Jonas, Hall, Kathleen Jamieson, Freedman Tom, Knapp, Bill, and Fitzgerald, Kathryn. 2007. “This is Your Brain on Politics.” The New York Times, Nov. 11.

Miller, Greg. “Growing Pains for the fMRI.” Science 320: 1412-14.

Published
2016-12-04
Section
Book Reviews