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Published: 25 April 2013

192 Pages | Includes a number of black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199668472

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Bad Moves

How decision making goes wrong, and the ethics of smart drugs

Barbara Sahakian and Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta

  • Examines the processes of normal and abnormal decision making
  • Looks at the new techniques that allow neuroscientists to investigate brain activity
  • Discusses the impact of extreme emotions on brain activity, introducing the concept of 'hot' and 'cold' decision making
  • Considers the ways in which these extremes might be treated
  • Addresses the ethical questions about the use of 'smart drugs' for cognitive enhancement

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