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Recent years have seen enormous demand amongst policy makers for new insights from the behavioural sciences, especially neuroscience. This demand is matched by an increasing willingness on behalf of behavioural scientists to translate the policy implications of their work. But can neuroscience really help shape the governance of a nation? Or does this represent growing misuse of neuroscience to attach scientific authority to policy, plus a clutch of neuroscientists trying to overstate their findings for a taste of power?. © 2012.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tics.2012.07.005

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Publication Date

01/09/2012

Volume

16

Pages

449 - 451