More profoundly, Wolfe wondered whether neuroscience would eliminate the popular notion of the soul – nothing but a poetic name for “the self”, he admitted – as he feared we might lose our moral compass unless the discoveries were accompanied by an understanding that brain science does not “diminish the richness of life, the magic of art, or the righteousness of political causes”.

Source: Neuroscience and the premature death of the soul | Science | The Guardian