Sally Satel, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine (Basic Books, 2001); The Health Disparities Myth (AEI Press, 2006); When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors (AEI Press, 2009); and One Nation Under Therapy (St. Martin’s Press, 2005,) coauthored with Christina Hoff Sommers. Her newest book, coauthored with Scott O. Lilienfeld, is Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Neuroscience.
We cannot read minds (yet.) And we shouldn’t be making reverse inferences from pictures of brain activity