A new article just published in the scholarly journal Current Sociology argues that neuroscience in general, and brain scan studies in particular, are often employed by non-scientists to make old ideas seem new again, with a weird power to short-circuit political or cultural critiques.
About the Author: Dr Ramesh Manocha
Dr Ramesh Manocha MBBS BSc (med) PhD is a GP, educator and researcher. His PhD was completed at the Royal Hospital for Women and focused on the scientific evaluation of meditation and the mental silence experience. Ramesh is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Sydney University and is also the founder and convenor of Generation Next, a national circuit of professional development seminars for education, health and welfare professionals.