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The Brain

A Very Short Introduction

The Brain 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. - ;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. - ;'O'Shea writes with real enthusiasm.' - The Guardian

Oxford University Press, UK; December 2005
152 pages; ISBN 9780191578359
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Title: The Brain
Author: Michael O'Shea
 
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