Brain

ISBN-10: 0192853929
ISBN-13: 9780192853929
Edition: 2002
Authors: Michael O'Shea
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Description: How does the brain work? How different is a human brain from other creatures' brains? Is the human brain still evolving? In this fascinating book, Michael O'Shea provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

How does the brain work? How different is a human brain from other creatures' brains? Is the human brain still evolving? In this fascinating book, Michael O'Shea 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. Chapters tackle subjects such as brain processes, perception, memory, motor control and the causes of 'altered mental states'. A final section discusses possible future developments in neuroscience, touching on artificial intelligence, gene therapy, the importance of the Human Genome Project, drugs by design, and transplants.

Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
Thinking about the brain
From humours to cells: components of mind
Signalling in the brain: getting connected
From the Big Bang to the big brain
Sensing, perceiving, and acting
Memories are made of this
Broken brain: invention and intervention
Epilogue
Further reading
Index

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