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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

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By: Michael O'Shea
144 pages, Illus
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
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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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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?

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Popular Science
By: Michael O'Shea
144 pages, Illus
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'O'Shea writes with real enthusiasm.' The Guardian

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