Brave New Brain by Nancy C. Andreasen
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Brave New Brain
By Nancy C. Andreasen

Brave New Brain

Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

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Brave New Brain by Nancy C. Andreasen

Book Description

Brave New Brain is a travel guide to the future. Scientists are presently mapping both the terrain of the brain and the geography of the genome. Psychiatry has joined them on a quest to conquer mental illnesses - those illnesses that strike the most human part of our bodies, our brains and minds. Brave New Brain is designed as a resource book for following this voyage of discovery. It explains the nature of mental illness and genome and brain mapping. using clear simple language, interesting case histories, and extensive illustrations. Scientists today know more about the brain than ever before. Andreasen gives us an engaging and readable description of how it all works, from the billions of neurons to the tiny thalamus to the moral monitor in our prefrontal cortex. She also shows the progress made in mapping the human genome, whose 30,000-40,000 genes are almost all active in the brain.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195167283
ISBN-10: 0195167287
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Nancy C. Andreasen

Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry by Nancy C. Andreasen Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry, Paperback (April 2014)

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field both for students new to psychiatry and for students who are studying for their board exams.

New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry by Nancy C. Andreasen New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Paperback (February 2012)

The award winning 'New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry' is one of the leading reference works in this field. Bringing together over 200 chapters from the leading figures in the discipline, it presents a comprehensive account of clinical psychiatry, with reference to its scientific basis and to the patient's perspective throughout

Creative Brain by Nancy C. Andreasen Creative Brain, Paperback (January 2006)

How extraordinary creativity develops in the human brain is the subject of this new work by a renowned psychiatrist. "The Creating Brain" presents an inspiring vision for a future where everyone can fulfill their creative capacity.

Creating Brain by Nancy C. Andreasen Creating Brain, Hardback (December 2005)

Describes how extraordinary creativity develops in the human brain. The author explains here how the brain produces creative break-throughs in art, literature, and science, revealing that creativity is not the same thing as intelligence. She also scrutinizes the complex factors involved in the development of creativity.

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Author Biography - Nancy C. Andreasen

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., is Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa College of Medicine and the Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Psychiatry. She has written hundreds of articles and ten other books, including The Broken Brain, the first book to describe the importance of neurobiology to understanding mental illness. She lives in Iowa City and Santa Fe.

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