Saturday, March 2, 2013

Crappier than Twenty-First Century Phrenology?

I'm always amazed at Michelle Dawson's unerringly accurate ability to recognize the absurdity in typical psychoanalytic descriptions of autism, and yet her inability to recognize the exact same thing in typical neuroscientific descriptions of autism. What an apt phrase: “why is this crap still being published?” It's exactly what I think after nearly every neuroscience paper I read.

Psychology and neuroscience may be distinct disciplines, but they share much in common—namely an appalling lack of coherency and logic.