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Episode 3 - Patricia Churchland

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 December 2009

How did the human brain evolve to care for others?

If brain science can explain the cause of someone’s actions can we morally blame them for what they have done?

In Exchanges At The Frontier this week, AC Grayling speaks to the neurophilosopher Patricia Churchland about what we now know about the machinery of our minds and the implications for society.

Neuroscience is starting to tell us how human decisions are really made, beginning to explain what it is that gives us a sense of our self and is shining light on the nature and the limits of ‘free-will’.

(Image: CT scan of a healthy brain. Credit: Science Photo Library)

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