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Alan Jasanoff
Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT

Alan Jasanoff is professor of biological engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, and nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His latest book is The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are (2018).

Written by Alan Jasanoff

Essay/
Neuroscience
The cerebral mystique

Neuroscience gives us invaluable, wondrous knowledge about the brain – including an awareness of its limitations

Alan Jasanoff