At Knifepoint

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

In recent years medicine has sought to extend its influence beyond the sick by diagnosing, in the vastly greater numbers of the healthy, diseases that they do not know they have – and then treating them. This takes several forms: one much favoured by the pharmaceutical industry is to claim that the average blood pressure […]

Between Experience & the ‘Wet Stuff’

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Cognitive neuroscience, a broad field of mind–brain research, took off in the 1980s after languishing in the doldrums for decades. An important catalyst of this advance was the invention of noninvasive scanners for scrutinising the grey stuff. The CT (computed tomography) machine could peer into a living brain without destroying what it probed. Scanners have […]

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