How Capitalism Rewards the Least Ethical Brain Science 

A neuroscience PhD dishes on the terrible science being put out by U.S. universities, and how it convinces the general public that we know more about the brain than we do.

K. is a PhD student at a major university in California. She’s interested in how brain cells communicate with each others, particularly in how sex hormones can change connections in the brain. When K. entered grad school, she was excited about the prospect of studying and understanding the brain, but as she became immersed in the field, she…

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