TIME has a recent piece entitled "Fighting Crime by Reading Minds"--which discusses some interesting recent work in neuroscience and its potential for detecting lies, reading minds, and the like. It's worth the read even if I don't share Rosenfeld's desire to simply "get past all these theoretical arguments." On my view, side-stepping legitimate moral and political issues in the name of "simply doing science" is myopic given the historical abuses of science. This is not to say that scientists need to be beholden to these concerns, but they should nevertheless take them seriously lest we repeat some of the avoidable mistakes of the past.
I apologize for the sparse posting as of late, but I recently made a cross-country move. Hopefully, now that I am settled in, I can get back to posting more regularly. That being said, here is the latest installment of Around the Web:
Here is the latest installment of Around the Web. Once again, I have picked a few of the posts or articles I found to be particularly intriguing or illuminating. Hopefully, they peak your curiosity as well:
Over at Experimental Philosophy, there are two recent posts about upcoming events that some of you might find of interest: (a) Experiments in the Humanities, and (b) Experiment Boot Camp. If you live in the NY/NJ area, you should check them out!