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Ferris Jabr reports on a press conference where neuroscientists try to come to terms with some of the problems in their discipline that we've covered over the past few years ("Neuroscientists: We Don’t Really Know What We Are Talking About, Either", Scientific American 4/1/2012):

"Rorschach Science", 8/12/2005
"The Agatha Christie Code: Stylistics, serotonin, and the oscillation overthruster", 12/26/2005
"David Brooks, Cognitive Neuroscientist",
"Blinded by neuroscience", 6/28/2006
"Distracted by the brain", 6/6/2007
"Flacks and hacks and brainscans", 11/23/2007
"Pop platonism and unrepresentative samples", 7/26/2008
"An inquiry concerning the principles of morals", 4/7/2008
"Debasing the coinage of rational inquiry: a case study", 4/22/2009
"Preventing Explanatory Neurophilia", 4/27/2009
"Localization of emotion perception in the brains of fish", 9/18/2009


  1. Dick Margulis said,

    April 2, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Date check.

  2. Missy said,

    April 2, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    yep, the listed links comment on that loud and clear.

  3. joanne salton said,

    April 4, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    The original now admits to being an April fool's joke, and the article above was posted on April the second.

    I feel confused.

    If Prof.Liberman was taken in I sympathize more than if he feels that one can link to wind-ups after the event! The article is not without a grain of truth after all.

    [(myl) The Scientific American article billed itself prominently as an April Fools joke from the time it was first posted, or at least from the time I first read it.

    Like all good April Fools jokes, it does contain a grain or two of truth.]

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