Journals Higher Education

$19.95

Paperback

Published: 23 June 2015

192 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199668489


Bookseller Code (01)

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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