The 21st Century Brain - Explaining, Mending and Manipulating the Mind:

Author(s) : Steven Rose

The 21st Century Brain - Explaining, Mending and Manipulating the Mind:

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Published : 2006
  • Category :
    Neuroscience
  • Catalogue No : 23645
  • ISBN 13 : 9780099429777
  • ISBN 10 : 0099429772
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Explores the evolutionary route by which brains emerged, from the origin of life to complex societies. In this book, the author investigates how brains develop from a single fertilised egg to the complex organ that each human possesses. Against this background he asks the question: what does the future hold for the human brain? This is a compelling and authoritative study of the brain - its past, present and future. The human brain is the most complex structure in the known universe. How it works, the relationship between mind and brain, is one of the most important of scientific questions. Researchers now claim to be able to explain the roots of human personality and behaviour and this new knowledge brings potential new powers; to cure mental illnesses, to control behaviour through tailor-made drugs, to develop human-machine hybrids. But just how seriously should we take these new threats and promises? In order to tackle these issues Steven Rose explores the evolutionary route by which brains emerged, from the origin of life to today's complex societies.

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