Emotions and decision-making

15 02 2015

Pretty good radio show, with philosopher A.C. Grayling interviewing neuroscientist (and friend of Ian McEwan) Ray Dolan.

The ageing stuff is disturbing (gotta get me some L-dopa), the shock experiments heartening. Apparently one reason people behaved much more nicely here that in the infamous Milgram Experiment was that everyone got to experience the shock themselves, so had doubts as to how nasty it was.

 

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