Press Book for ‘Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’

Press Book Shane O’Mara Why Torture Doesn’t Work (Links)

Introduction
Torture doesn’t work because the information secured is deeply unreliable for reasons rooted deep in the functioning of our brains, according to Shane O’Mara, Professor of Experimental Brain Research and Director of the Trinity Institute of Neuroscience in his new book, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation. Drawing on neuroscience and cognitive, social and clinical psychology as well as examining the use of torture in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Cambodia, Algeria and by the CIA, the book is a detailed account of the human brain under stress and demonstrates that torture is at best ineffective, usually counterproductive, and always inhumane.

Trinity Media Relations collaborated with Harvard University Press on the media promotion of the book. A press release and related YouTube video was issued to national and international news outlets on November 30, 2015 by Trinity and the news was also highlighted on the Trinity corporate Twitter account and on the News and Events homepage. Review copies were circulated to media by Harvard University Press.

Print & Online Coverage:

 Financial Times, February 5, 2016
 TheWeek.com, December 16, 2015
 New Statesman, December 3, 2015
 ProspectMagazine.co.uk, February 10, 2016
 Sunday Times, November 8, 2015
 Times Higher Education, November 26, 2015
 The Guardian, November 26, 2015
 Irish Times, November 27, 2015
 Irish Times, December 10, 2015
 Irish Examiner, December 21, 2015
 Aeon.co, November, 2015
 IrishHealth.com, December 1, 2015
 HumanRightsFirst.org, January 22, 2016
 ForeignAffairs.com, January 15, 2016
 PsychologyToday.Com, December 9, 2015
 TheWeek.com, December 7, 2015
 Just Security.org, February 12, 2016
 TheJournal.ie, December 6, 2015
 Publishers Weekly, November, 2015
 OpenLetterMonthly.com, 2 March, 2016
 The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 13, 2015

Journals:
 Nature, November 4, 2015
 New Scientist, November 11, 2015
 Science Magazine, October 16, 2015

Broadcast Coverage:
 Newsday, BBC World Service, December 1, 2015
 Ryan Tubridy Show, RTE Radio 1, November 23, 2015
 Sean Moncrieff Show, Newstalk, November 12, 2015
 The Right Hook, Newstalk, December 2, 2015
 Neil Delamere’s Sunday Best, November 15, 2015

Press Book Shane O’Mara Why Torture Doesn’t Work (Links)

Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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