Job Vacancies: Associate and Assistant Professors in Psychology related to Global Brain Health at Trinity College Dublin

Associate and Assistant Professors in Psychology related to Global Brain Health at Trinity College Dublin The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) is a joint venture of Trinity College Dublin and the University of California at San Francisco that aims to train national and international Fellows and Scholars to become leaders in brain health, with a… Read More

Torture doesn’t work, says science: Why are we still doing it? Review in New Scientist

“Enhanced interrogation” may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth. A new book cross examines the true consequences of torture (review by Carl Elliott, MD, PhD Professor, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota). Source: Torture doesn’t work, says science: Why are we still doing it? A review of Why Torture Doesn’t Work:… Read More

Latest reviews from Nature and Science of ‘Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’, Harvard University Press, 2015 – Now available

Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation (Amazon) or from Harvard University Press   “Instead of simply providing utilitarian arguments, [O’Mara] argues that there is no evidence from psychology or neuroscience for many of the specious justifications of torture as an information-gathering tool. Providing an abundance of gruesome detail, O’Mara marshals vast, useful information about the effects… Read More

Written for the forthcoming Trauma Exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin: Trauma and Torture

Ahead of TRAUMA: BUILT TO BREAK opening on Friday the 20th of November 2015, we’re bringing you a series of essays from the curators of the show that explore some of the themes it will explore. Here, in the first of the series, neuroscientist Shane O’Mara looks at the effect trauma and torture has on… Read More

Nature Book review – Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation

Lasana T. Harris commends a book exposing the lack of scientific basis to ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’. Book review – Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation https://t.co/F36Omx27PT pic.twitter.com/o5dVzlYQdh — Nature News&Comment (@NatureNews) November 6, 2015 In 2009, following the abuse of prisoners at its Guantanamo Bay detention camp, the US government made a significant… Read More