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Discover The Crux Of Neuroskeptic

I'm very pleased to announce that I've got a post over on Discover Magazine's The Crux blog: Does Brain Scanning Show Just the Tip of the Iceberg?Regular readers should be able to guess which Neuroskeptic post that's based on... but it's been rewritten and, I think, makes a much clearer case than the original. Comments are off, if you want to comment, follow the link.
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