Lesson 3 : the brain on trial
Read the article, “The Brain on Trial” by David Eaglemen.
- Do you agree or disagree with David Eagleman? What are your feelings on the subject? Be specific.
- Comment on the accused pedophile called “Alex” in the article. If you agree with David Eagleman, how does it support your view. If you disagree with Eagleman, how do explain this case?
- If Eagleman is right and human behavior is not the product of free will, but rather a course of conduct that is wired into our brains, what, if any, changes would you make to how the criminal justice system operates?