The Brain: A Very Short Introduction 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. It includes chapters on brain processes, perception, memory, motor control and the causes of "altered mental states." A final chapter discusses possible future developments in neuroscience, touching on artificial intelligence, gene therapy, the importance of the Human Genome Project, drugs by design, and transplants. --- from the publisher
1. Mind and brain: what's the problelm?
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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