The 21st Century Brain
Explaining, Mending and Manipulating the Mind
By (author) Steven Rose
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21st Century Brain by Steven Rose
Book DescriptionA 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. He also investigates how brains develop from a single fertilised egg to the incredibly complex organ that each human possesses. Against this background he asks the challenging question: what does the future hold for the human brain?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099429777
(197mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Genes, Cells and Brains, Hardback (October 2012)
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Future of the Brain, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Steven Rose
Explores how far neuroscience may help us understand the human brain - including consciousness - and to what extent cutting edge technologies should have the power to mend or manipulate the mind. This work looks at what we know about the brain, from its three-billion-year evolution to its astonishingly rapid development in the embryo.
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Author Biography - Steven Rose
Steven Rose is Professor of Biology and Director of the Brain and Behaviour Research Group at The Open University, Visiting Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London, and, jointly with sociologist Hilary Rose, Professor of Physic (genetics and society) at Gresham College, London. His previous books include The Chemistry of Life (1996), Science and Society (with Hilary Rose) (1973), The Conscious Brain (1973), Molecules and Minds: Essays on Biology and the Social Order (1988), and The Making of Memory (1992).
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