07-14-2012, 06:09 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Here is her website. It doesn't seem to have that particular video on it, but it has other material, and I guess anyone interested could contact her: Mistakes Were Made
I think sceptics, and those who incline that way, would do well to ponder what this bit of censorship means. Carol Tavris was not discussing the paranormal, she was pointing out shortcomings in the modern obsession of finding bits of the brain that 'light up' with particular thoughts. She points out both the rather shallow - almost pointless - aspect of some of these studies, and also the fact that even the fMRI methodology is seriously flawed for statistical reasons.
For example, she pointed to one study in which participants were asked to try to 'love someone' while in the fMRI machine. This study was supposed to show that something happens in the brain when people fall in love!!!
Carol made the points:
a) Didn't we know that already?
b) Isn't the definition of love pretty vague - it can have so many forms.
She certainly seems to have her head screwed on straight.