Reason.tv: Author Zack Lynch on How Neuroscience Will Change the World

Does free will have a place in the neuromarketing revolution? Is mankind poised to drastically reshape our ability to read and control the brain? Does the government have a role in helping this fledgling science flourish?

Zack Lynch, the author of The Neuro Revolution, sat down with Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie to discuss the future of neuroscience and how it will affect every aspect of our lives.

Approximately 9.20 minutes.

Shot by Meredith Bragg and Dan Hayes. Edited by Meredith Bragg.

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  • btp1095||

    I think I counted 4 cough sessions...

  • Name Nomad||

    I was wondering if Nick was going to get him some water.

  • ||

    F*ck oxytocin, get some sucrets, dude.

  • Lynne||

    I am feeling my worlds collide ... his policy recommendations (tax credits, etc.) following on the heels of his "it's important to engage markets and remove entry barriers" argument sounds just like what we've been hearing in energy technology R&D for years. It's the caveated "free markets but tax credits to correct for entry barriers" argument that I still find unpersuasive, both here and in energy technology, despite my enthusiasm for both areas of research.

  • ||

    RINO or Libertarian In Name Only LINO ?

    For me nothing substantial and nothing interesting about this stuff at all.

    Talk about man-machine interface could get me a little awake, but this was pathetic

  • Yonemoto||

    1) Did you know NIMH is still doing research where they create lesions in rhesus monkeys (read: scoop out parts of their brains) and then run experiments on them.
    Horrific.

    2) How can I short his index?

    3) Nick: Don't believe his exercise improves your brain tripe. It's simply not true.

    http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm

  • ||

    Secret of NIMH. One of my favorite childhood movies. Sorry, I'm too drunk to read the whole column.

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  • Gregory Goldmacher||

    Neuroscience has become a nearly meaningless catch-all term. Sigh...

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