The Neuroscience of Fair Play
- Why We (Usually) Follow the Golden Rule
- Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
- Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-19-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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Pfaff, the researcher who first discovered the connections between specific brain circuits and certain behaviors, contends that the basic ethics governing our everyday lives can be traced directly to brain circuitry. Writing with popular science journalist Sandra J. Ackerman, he explains in this clear and concise account how specific brain signals induce us to consider our actions as if they were directed at ourselves - and subsequently lead us to treat others as we wish to be treated. Brain hormones are a part of this complicated process, and The Neuroscience of Fair Play discusses how brain hormones can catalyze behaviors with moral implications in such areas as self-sacrifice, parental love, friendship, and violent aggression.
Drawing on his own research and other recent studies in brain science, Pfaff offers a thought-provoking hypothesis for why certain ethical codes and ideas have remained constant across human societies and cultures throughout the world and over the centuries of history. An unprecedented and provocative investigation, The Neuroscience of Fair Play offers a new perspective on the increasingly important intersection of neuroscience and ethics.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By ola on 11-22-15
simple and complicated at the same time
If you could sum up The Neuroscience of Fair Play in three words, what would they be?
scientific understandable thorough
What did you like best about this story?
the book was based on a lot of scientific studies to justify any point it presented , yet at the same time it offered a simple explanation for non professional readers
What does Jack Chekijian bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
jack's voice gave the book a life on it's own ,the discussion were held in easy ,slow voice that helped me to stay focused on the information
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
all of the book really
Any additional comments?
this book will help to change the reader's frame of mind looking at phenomena like violence, cruelty , i feel that the point of the book was that it's never one factor for one behavior or another it is the sum of them , which we should take into consideration when judging
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Terri on 07-26-15
Lots to learn here...
I received this audio book as a gift in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. There is tons of information in this book. I had no idea of how deep the conscience goes or how the brain triggers hormones. I was surprised by some of the test results too. This book explains how the brain is wired and how we know that, along with how are behavior is due to our wiring.
The author, Donald W Pfaff, Ph. D. did a good job researching all this information and writing this book. It is very detailed. The narrator, Jack Chekijian delivers a flawless read of this book, making it easier to follow along.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful