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

Author: Steven Rose
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology, Popular Science
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

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. 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?

About 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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SKU BK-9780099429777
Barcode # 9780099429777
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Steven Rose
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 2.500m
Shipping Height 19.800m
Shipping Length 13.000m

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