The Brain under Stress and why Torture does not work

The new book from Prof Shane O'Mara

Turn on the TV and you will soon find a series where torture is applied not only to get confessions but information - ideally to save the life's of others (if the good guys apply it). Unfortunately this is not only seen on Television but you still find that torture techniques are not a thing of the past but are still applied all around the world. The common consensus in public or within military organisations is still that torture is effective in getting what you want. And there the problem already starts, it may not be the truth. So Prof. Shane O'Mara goes on a quest to debunk the mythical cloud around torture and explains us how extreme stressors affect the brain and lead to unreliable information.

Check out his upcoming book and pre-order online on Amazon: or

Harvard Univ. Press, ISBN 9780674743908


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