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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

Michael O'Shea

08 December 2005

ISBN: 9780192853929

160 pages

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99



This book provides a fascinating introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research. It describes the historical developments behind our understanding of what the brain is and what it does, and explores the key questions neuroscientists face concerning the relationship between the brain and thought, memories, perceptions, and actions.

  • Short, clear discussion on the mechanical workings of the brain
  • Covers the details of brain science in an accessible way
  • Up to date coverage of developments of brain research
  • Suggests directions future research might take
  • Discusses many of the brain's actions that people wonder about, such as memories, perceptions, and motor control

About the Author(s)

Michael O'Shea, Director, Sussex Centre for `euroscience, University of Sussex

Table of Contents

    1:Mind and brain: what's the problem?
    2:Let's get physical
    3:Sight, sound, and imagination
    4:"Last week's potatoes!"
    5:Perception to action
    6:Altered states of mind
    7:Where do we go from here?


"'O'Shea writes with real enthusiasm.'" - The Guardian

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