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Torturing the Brain

On 16 April 2009, the US Department of Justice released legal memos detailing coercive interrogation techniques used with terrorism suspects during the Bush administration. The release of these documents has fueled international controversy over the use of so-called ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ (including torture) to extract information from terrorist suspects, despite strong ethical and legal objections. The use of such techniques appears motivated by a folk psychology that is demonstrably incorrect.

Read the study from the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
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