Science in Society
Why Torture Doesn’t Work - The Neuroscience of Interrogation
Thursday 20 February, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£8 - Tickets available at the door
Besides being cruel and inhumane, torture does not work the way torturers assume it does. As Shane O’Mara’s account of the neuroscience of suffering reveals, extreme stress creates profound problems for memory, mood, and thinking, and sufferers predictably produce information that is deeply unreliable, or even counterproductive and dangerous.