Quick Thoughts

Can mental health professionals distinguish between washed and unwashed brains? The case of Patty Hearst revisited

Decades ago, mental health professionals testified that Patty Hearst had been brainwashed and should not be held responsible for her actions. In 2017, we can recognize this was junk science. But what if neuroscientists made claimed that brain scans could distinguish between washed and unwashed brains?