Neuromania? The possibilities and pitfalls of our fascination with brains


  • Social brain
  • Cognition
  • Science

Professor Raymond Tallis, philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic

Philosopher and author Professor Raymond Tallis and RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor debate the competing claims made for the ability of neuroscience to explain human behaviour, culture and society. Chaired by David Aaronovtich.


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