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Brain: A Very Short Introduction, The
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BRAIN: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION, THE

PAPERBACK BY O'SHEA, MICHAEL

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ISBN
9780192853929
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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PAGES
152 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
08 DEC 2005

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 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

1. Mind and brain: what's the problem? ; 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?