The Deceptive Brain
Blame, Punishment, and the Illusion of Choice
by Robert L. Taylor M.D
Pub Date 01 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 27 Sep 2021
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/iff-books/
We are not whom we seem to be. Not even close.
Preposterous as it sounds, we are not who we seem to be.
Not even close. At the heart of this misperception is our deep-seated conviction of free choice. Based on emerging neurobehavioral science findings, The Deceptive Brain makes the case for human experience as a narrative illusion—an executive summary of sorts—that emerges from an incredibly complex brain.
The Deceptive Brain drills down on what this finding means for the way we blame and punish, and presents a bold alternative approach to criminal justice based on blameless responsibility.