The Brain: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | December 30, 2005

byMichael OShea

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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.

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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 relationsh...

Michael O'Shea is Director of the Sussex Centre for Neuroscience in Sussex. This is his first trade book.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.37 inPublished:December 30, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192853929

ISBN - 13:9780192853929

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Table of Contents

1. Mind and brain: what's the problem?2. Let's get physical3. Sight, sound, and imagination4. "Last week's potatoes!"5. Perception to action6. Altered states of mind7. Where do we go from here?