‘One day we may be able to record and share dreams, buy artificial experiences – mind movies – and take self-improvement to a new level by editing unwanted thoughts and desires.’ So writes Kathleen Taylor, whose third book – The Brain Supremacy – explores the potential, and the ethical challenges, facing a science which challenges the most basic ideas about what it means to be human.She joins us to discuss the issues raised by the ‘new’ discipline, along with Giovanni Frazzetto, a molecular biologist who argues that music, art and poetry can reveal as much about us as any science.Reading list:How We Feel – what Neuroscience can and Can’t – Tell us about our Emotions by Giovanni Frazzetto (Transworld)The Brain Supremacy: Notes from the Frontiers of Neuroscience by Kathleen Taylor (Oxford)Claire ArmitsteadTim Maby …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books