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    DescriptionHow 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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    Title
    The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael O'Shea
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192853929
    ISBN 10: 0192853929
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16960
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PSX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: MJN
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 612.8/2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000
    DC22: 612.82
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED056000
    B&T Approval Code: P60503032
    LC classification: QP376 .O84 2005
    BISAC V2.8: PHI015000
    Thema V1.0: PSX, MKJ, PSAN, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    19 halftones and line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    16 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Michael O'Shea is Director of the Sussex Centre for Neuroscience in Sussex. This is his first trade book.
    Review quote
    'O'Shea writes with real enthusiasm.' The Guardian
    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?