Cerebrum 2008: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science by Carl Dana PressCerebrum 2008: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science by Carl Dana Press

Cerebrum 2008: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science

byCarl Dana PressForeword byCarl Zimmer

Paperback | April 15, 2008

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New advances are being made in brain science today that will directly affect 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. Now collected here is the second anthology of articles from Cerebrum’s Web 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 how discoveries in brain science can help us design better the best nursing facilities for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the risks and rewards of new drugs based on living cells, why remembering our past is essential to planning the future, and when we can and should use drugs to control our emotional lives. Top scientists and scholars—including acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer, psychiatrist Paul M. McHugh, neurologist Michael Selzer, and neurobiologist Vivan Teichberg—clearly and concisely explain these and many other exciting developments on the horizon.
 
An engaging and wholly readable compendium, Cerebrum 2008 is essential for all those interested in the cutting edge of brain research and what it holds for the future of humanity.
 
“A real intellectual treat...research findings seen not just in their raw state of discovery but in the far-reaching long term implications they have for health, society, and the future of creativity and innovation.”
—Floyd E. Bloom, MD, former editor of Science
 
Title:Cerebrum 2008: Emerging Ideas in Brain ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:225 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Dana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Carl Zimmer
 
Articles
1. Building for the Shattered Mind: Partnering Brain Science and Architecture
Kayt Sukel and Russell Epstein, Ph.D.
2. Remembering the Past to Imagine the Future
Karl K. Szpunar and Kathleen B. McDermott, Ph.D.
3. Prying into Prions: Challenges, Gloom, and Hope for Treating Deadly Diseases
Scott P. Edwards
4. Protecting the Brain from a Glutamate Storm
Vivian Teichberg, Ph.D., and Luba Vikhanski
5. Cerebral Malaria, a Wily Foe
Kayt Sukel
6. Risks and Rewards of Biologics for the Brain
E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., Philip Vitticore, M.D., and Hamilton Moses III, M.D.
7. "Cosmetic Neurology" and the Problem of Pain
Anjan Chatterjee, M.D.
8. When Music Stops Making Sense: Lessons from an Injured Brain
Petr Janata, Ph.D.
9. Seeking Free Will in Our Brains: A Debate
Mark Hallett, M.D., and Paul R. McHugh, M.D.
10. Stress and Immunity: From Starving Cavemen to Stressed-out Scientists
Fabienne Mackay, Ph.D.
11. Harnessing the Brain's Power to Adapt after Injury
Michael E. Selzer, M.D., Ph.D.
12. "Go" and "Nogo": Learning and the Basal Ganglia
Michael J. Frank, Ph.D.
13. Fading Minds and Hanging Chads: Alzheimer's Disease and the Right to Vote
David A. Drachman, M.D.
 
Book Reviews
14. The Human Experience of Time
Beyond 9 to 5: Your Life in Time
by Sarah Norgate
Reviewed by Lynn Nadel, Ph.D.
15. Can Our Minds Change Our Brains?
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves
by Sharon Begley
Reviewed by Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.
16. Seeking Insights into the Human Mind in Art and Science
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer
Reviewed by Steven Rose, Ph.D.
 
Endnotes
 
Index
 
 

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“A real intellectual treat...research findings seen not just in their raw state of discovery but in the far-reaching long term implications they have for health, society, and the future of creativity and innovation.”—Floyd E. Bloom, former editor of Science