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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction By Michael O'Shea

The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
by Michael O'Shea

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This book provides a fascinating introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research. It describes the historical developments behind our understanding of what the brain is and what it does, and explores the key questions neuroscientists face concerning the relationship between the brain and thought, memories, perceptions, and actions.
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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction Summary


The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea

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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction Reviews


'O'Shea writes with real enthusiasm.' * The Guardian *

About Michael O'Shea


Michael O'Shea is Director of the Sussex Centre for Neuroscience in Sussex. This is his first trade book.

Table of Contents


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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GOR001421176
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea
Michael O'Shea
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2005-12-08
152
0192853929
9780192853929
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