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The Neurobiology of Individual Decision Making, Dualism, and Legal Accountability

Paul W. Glimcher

in Better Than Conscious?: Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262195805
eISBN:
9780262272353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

There has been an increasing interest in neurobiological analyses of the causes of behavior among many practitioners of criminal law. In some institutional circles this has crystallized as an ... More


The Imprisonment of the Mind (Descartes)

Howard Rachlin

in The Escape of the Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199322350
eISBN:
9780190219536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199322350.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Unlike Augustine’s concept of an interior but public mind, Descartes’ concept of mind was both interior and private. Descartes’ distinction—involuntary behavior controlled by a stimulus from the ... More


Addiction and Choice: Rethinking the relationship

Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198727224
eISBN:
9780191833427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727224.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority ... More


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