Hellraiser, sadomasochism, distributed and dismembered consciousness, and the brain’s experience of pain

[My book ‘Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation’ (Harvard UP) can be preordered from Amazon (.com) – more details at end of post] Horror films sometimes feature scenes of extreme torture, as well as sadism and sadomasochism (and especially the  subgenre known as “torture porn”, which we will ignore here). I will focus on one horror film –… Read More