The best-read neuroscience blog in the world, written by Neuroskeptic, wrote a blogpost about our new paper ‘Neuroscience and everyday life: Facing the translation problem’. He calls our work “thought-provoking” and shares our analysis of the problem, but he arrives at a different conclusion:
“So I don’t think that knowing (say) the neuroscience of decision-making would help us to make better decisions. In general, I don’t see Francken and Slors’ ‘translation problem’ as a problem. We shouldn’t look to neuroscience for life tips.”
Marc Slors and I do believe there is a problem, and a lively discussion emerged below the blog post and on Twitter. And that is exactly what we were hoping to achieve!