One of the most successful and widespread errors in all of science
A note for Lesson no. 1, "You Have One Brain (Not Three)," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
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The triune brain story is one of the most successful and widespread errors in all of science.
Scientists work hard to avoid ideology, but we are also people, and people are sometimes guided by belief more than data.
The references associated with this appendix entry are:
To read about the history of scientific discoveries that disconfirmed the triune brain hypothesis, see chapter 2 of Striedter.
- Gee, Henry. 2013. The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- MacLean, Paul D. 1990. The Triune Brain in Evolution: Role in Paleocerebral Functions. Berlin: Springer.
- Lewontin, Richard. 1991. Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA. New York: Harper Collins
- Firestein, Stuart. 2012. Ignorance: How It Drives Science. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Firestein, Stuart. 2016 Failure: Why Science Is So Successful. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Striedter, Georg. 2005. Principles of Brain Evolution. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates.