TOK Link: As you learn about how our behaviour can be a product of our physiology (endocrine and nervous systems), you begin to understand some interesting questions and issues that this raises. One of these, is the extent to which human beings can be held accountable, or should be held accountable, for their behaviour. Take criminal behaviour for example. If our behaviour is a product of biological factors beyond our control, should we be penalised for them?

Here is a fascinating article from the Atlantic magazine called “Your Brain on Trial”. It discusses these intriguing issues and more.