Would you torture someone if you were commanded by an authority figure? To what degree are your decisions contextual, and what does this have to do with matching the length of a line, the Iroquois Native Americans, the banality of evil, soldiers posing with dead bodies of their enemies, propaganda, giving shocks to a stranger, or how we should educate our children? Join Eagleman for part 2 of the exploration into brains, dehumanization, and what we can do to improve our possible future.

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More Information:
Eagleman DM, & Vaughn DM (2019). Does your brain care about other people? It depends. The Economist. Nov 4th.

Zimbardo P (2011). The Lucifer effect: How good people turn evil. Random house.

Milgram S (1963). Behavioral study of obedience. The Journal of abnormal and social psychology67(4), 371.

Eagleman, DM (2016). PBS: The Brain with David Eagleman. Episode Five: Why do I need you.


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