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Just add “neuro-” in front of it to sound more sciencey

An expose on the rash of popular neuroscience books that have appeared over the past few years. What should we think of them? Science? or Neuro-flapdoodle? Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks An intellectual pestilence is upon us. Shop shelves groan with books purporting to explain, through snazzy brain-imaging studies, not only…

Ben Radford releases new book on media-driven panics and hoaxes

My New Book ‘The Martians Have Landed!’ Now Released I’m pleased to announce that my sixth book, The Martians Have Landed! A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes, is now available. The book is co-authored with sociologist Robert Bartholomew (who also co-authored my first book back in 2003, Hoaxes Myths, and Manias: Why We Need…