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Why Torture Doesn’t Work

The Neuroscience of Interrogation

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674743908

Publication Date: 11/30/2015

Academic Trade

336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • 1. Torture in Modern Times
  • 2. How the Brain Supports Memory and Executive Functions
  • 3. Can We Use Technology to Detect Deception?
  • 4. What Do Stress and Pain Do to the Brain?
  • 5. What Does Sleep Deprivation Do to the Brain?
  • 6. Drowning, Cooling, Heating, and Starving the Brain
  • 7. Why Does a Torturer Torture?
  • 8. Why Torture? Why Not Talk?
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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