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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research and gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and the mind. Short, clear discussions on the mechanical workings of the brain are offered and the details of brain science are covered in an accessible style. Explanations of the more familiar implications of the brain's actions, such as memories, perceptions, and motor control are integrated throughout the book. It has chapters on brain processes and the causes of "altered mental states," as well as a final chapter that discusses possible future developments in neuroscience, touching on artificial intelligence, gene therapy, the importance of the Human Genome Project, drugs by design, and transplants. Up-to-date coverage of the newest developments in brain research and suggestions for future research on the brain are also included.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Synopsis:

This text provides an accessible introduction to the main issues and findings in brain research, and addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and thoughts, memories, perceptions and actions. It includes chapters on brain processes, perception, memory and motor control.

About the Author

Michael O'Shea is Director of the Sussex Center for Neuroscience.

Table of Contents

1. Mind and brain: what's the problelm?

2. Let's get physical

3. Sight, sound, and imagination

4. "Last week's potatoes!"

5. Perception to action

6. Altered states of mind

7. Where do we go from here?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192853929
Author:
O'Shea, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
O'Shea, Michael
Author:
null, Michael
Subject:
General
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Life Sciences | Neurobiology
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones and drawings
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
4.300 x 6.800 in 0.294 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This text provides an accessible introduction to the main issues and findings in brain research, and addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and thoughts, memories, perceptions and actions. It includes chapters on brain processes, perception, memory and motor control.
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