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Watch “The Most Important Lesson Learned from 87,000 Brain Scans – Dr. Daniel Amen” on YouTube

This is really interesting…

1 thought on “Watch “The Most Important Lesson Learned from 87,000 Brain Scans – Dr. Daniel Amen” on YouTube”

  1. One reason I called my blog ‘Neurodrooling’ is because I use it to take on the massive epistemological overreach of pop neurologists such as Amen. These people have neither the data nor the philosophical framework to support a fraction of the claims they’re making.

    I haven’t specifically had a go at Amen on my blog but there’s plenty of well grounded critiques of his work out there – notably the one by Robert Burton at Salon.com in which he takes apart Amen’s claims he can diagnose or treat Alzheimer’s on the basis of SPECT scans.

    Burton is both a neuroscientist and a philosopher of science and his book A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves is a powerful antidote to the kind of claims made by people like Amen. If you want an EPUB copy just make a comment to that effect somewhere on my blog and I’ll email it to you. Maybe the post The Cure would be the most apt place to make it ;).

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