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Lawrence Amsel
Columbia University
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    There is Nothing to Fear but the Amygdala: Applying Advances in the Neuropsychiatry of Fear to Public Policy.Lawrence Amsel, Spencer Harbo & Amitai Halberstam - 2015 - Mind and Society 14 (1):141-152.
    The last 25 years have seen advances in our understanding of the neuroscience and neuropsychiatry of fear. From the basic brain mechanisms of fear to new evidence-based treatments for the pathologies of fear, the field has experienced progress towards an understanding of the underpinnings of fear in the brain and its influence on behaviors. Yet, to date, there has been less than ideal incorporation of these new findings, insights and models into the public policy and economic domains. Even when notions (...)
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  2. What is Wrong with Rational Suicide.Avital Pilpel & Lawrence Amsel - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (1):111-123.
    Recently, the ‘right to die’ became a major social issue. Few agree suicide is a right tout court. Even those who believe suicide (‘regular’, passive, or physician-assisted) is sometimes morally permissible usually require that a suicide be ‘rational suicide’: instrumentally rational, autonomous, due to stable goals, not due to mental illness, etc. We argue that there are some perfectly ‘rational suicides’ that are, nevertheless, bad mistakes. The concentration on the rationality of the suicide instead of on whether it is a (...)
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    Brain Activity Classifies Adolescents with and Without a Familial History of Substance Use Disorders.Jianping Qiao, Zhishun Wang, Lupo Geronazzo-Alman, Lawrence Amsel, Cristiane Duarte, Seonjoo Lee, George Musa, Jun Long, Xiaofu He, Thao Doan, Joy Hirsch & Christina W. Hoven - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.