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The Sickening Mind: Brain, Behaviour, Immunity and Disease

By: Paul Martin

372 pages, no illustrations

Flamingo

Paperback | Jan 1998 | #106649 | ISBN: 0006550223
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Explains a new field of scientific research, exploring how psychological and emotional factors influence health through their effects on behaviour and the immune system. Martin analyzes how the brain and the immune system interact, and presents new evolutionary biological perspectives on some fundamental problems in the realm of health and sickness


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Biography

Paul Martin, PhD, is a former Cambridge lecturer in biology and Fellow of Wolfson College who received many awards and scholarships for his ground-breaking psychobiological research, but who tired of the stultifying life of the Oxbridge academic to become a governmental policy analyst. His previous book, co-authored with Patrick Bateson, is Measuring Behaviour (CUP, 1986; 2nd edn, 1993).

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