Cerebrum 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science by Bruce S. Dana PressCerebrum 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science by Bruce S. Dana Press

Cerebrum 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science

byBruce S. Dana PressForeword byBruce S. McEwen

Paperback | April 30, 2007

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New advances are being made in brain science today that will directly affect each of our lives, from the courtroom to the classroom to the living room. Cerebrum has long been the leading journal in distilling these developments in neuroscience for the general reader, and its articles by leading scientists and scholars are cited in such prominent publications as the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. Collected here are over a dozen articles and book reviews from the journal’s online edition about the latest developments in brain science.

The featured articles offer thought-provoking analyses of the human brain and its untapped possibilities, touching on topics as diverse as the neurological basis for a belief in the supernatural, the use of drugs to alter traumatic memories, and the biological nature of ethical behavior. Top scientists and scholars—including neurologist Dr. Kathleen Foley, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Henry T. Greely, bioethicist and Stanford University professor of law; and Dr. Judith L. Rapoport, chief of the child psychiatry branch at the National Institute of Mental Health— clearly and concisely explain these and many other exciting developments on the horizon. An engaging and wholly readable compendium, Cerebrum 2007 is essential for all those interested in the cutting edge of brain research and what it holds for the future of humanity.

Title:Cerebrum 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:225 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 2007Publisher:Dana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

          Introduction
          Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
 
Articles
 
I. STROKE: WE CAN AND MUST BE BETTER
 
     Improving Stroke Prevention and Treament Now
     Louis R., Caplan, M.D.
    
     Searching for a New Strategy to Protect the Brain
     Nicolars Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
 
2. WHY NOT A NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON PAIN RESEARCH?
     Kathleen M. Foley, M.D., with Maia Szalavitz
 
3. A BRAIN BUILT FOR FAIR PLAY
     Donald W. Pfaff, Ph. D.
 
4. UNSHACKLING THE SLAVES OF OBSESSION AND COMPULSION: A BRAIN SCIENCE SUCCESS STORY
     Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., and Gale Inoff-Germain
 
5. ARE WE IN THE DARK ABOUT SLEEPWALKING'S DANGERS?
     Shelly R. Gunn, M.D., Ph.D., and W. Stewart Gunn
 
6. KNOWING SIN: MAKING SURE GOOD SCIENCE DOESN'T GO BAD
     Henry T. Greely, J.D.
 
7. THE INTUITIVE MAGICIAN: WHY BELIEF IN THE SUPERNATURAL PERSISTS
     Bruce Hood, Ph.D.
 
8. BRINGING THE BRAIN OF THE CHILD WITH AUTISM BACK ON TRACK
     Diane C. Chungani, M.D., and Kayt Sukel
 
9. TOWARD A NEW TREATMENT FOR TRAUMATIC MEMORIES
     Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D., and Margaret Altemus, M.D.
 
10. ELEPHANTS THAT PAINT, BIRTHS THAT MAKE MUSIC: DO ANIMALS HAVE AN AESTHETIC SENSE?
     Lesley J. Rogers, D. Phil., D. Sc., and Gisela Kaplan, Ph.D.
 
11. TRANSFORMING DRUG DEVELOPMENT THROUGH BRAIN IMAGING
     Paul M. Matthews, M.D., D. Phil., FRCP
 
12. HARDWIRED FOR HAPPINESS
     Silvia H. Cardoso, Ph.D.
 
A Cerebrum Classic
 
13. HOPE FOR "COMATOSE" PATIENTS
     Nicholas D. Schiff, M.D., and Joseph J. Fins, M.D.
 
Book Reviews
 
14. A STORY OF SCIENCE, A STORY OF GRIEF
     Billy's Halo: Love, Science, and My Father's Death
     by Ruth McKernan
     Reviewed by Kevin J. Tracey, M.D., Ph.D.
 
15. EXPLORING HOW MUSIC WORKS ITS WONDERS
     This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
     by Daniel J. Levitin
     Reviewed by David Huron, Ph.D.
 
16. THE PROMISE AND PERILS OF "NEURAL PROSTHESES"
     Shattered Nerves: How Science is Solving Modern Medicine's Most
     Perplexing Problems
     by Victor D. Chase
     Reviewed by Edward McKintosh, MRCS
 
     Endnotes
     Index
     Other Dana Press Books and Periodicals
 
 
 

Editorial Reviews

"Bruce McEwen lays the foundation for this thoughtful integration of ideas from experts in various neuroscientific disciplines addressing real-world programs. . . . There are interesting glimpses at the neurogbiologic basis of superstition, autism, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and a somewhat whimscial glance at whether animals have an esthetic sense. . . .  I found this volume to be unusually elegantly written its genre and worthwhile enough that I went online and asked to be included in the Dana Foundation's distribution list for future such compiliations."--psycCRITIQUES