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The brain supremacy : notes from the frontiers of neuroscience / Kathleen Taylor.

By: Taylor, Kathleen E. (Kathleen Eleanor)Material type: TextTextPublication details: Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012. Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xi, 368 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191506772; 019150677X; 1299397220; 9781299397224Subject(s): Neuropsychology -- Popular works | Cognitive neuroscience -- Popular works | Brain -- Psychophysiology -- Popular works | Neurosciences | Brain | Nervous System Physiological Phenomena | Brain -- physiology | Neurosciences | MEDICAL -- Neuroscience | PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology | Brain | Brain -- Psychophysiology | Cognitive neuroscience | Neuropsychology | NeurosciencesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Popular works. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Brain supremacy.DDC classification: 612.8 LOC classification: QP360.5 | .T39 2012ebNLM classification: 2012 J-094 | WL 102Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introducing the brain supremacy -- The many powers of science -- Could we read minds? -- Bring on the designer minds? -- Seeing the brain through many eyes -- To physics, with thanks -- The subatomic chorus -- When currents flow -- Neuroscience goes quantum -- Poke it and see what happens -- Poking people -- Chemical control -- Tweaking genes -- The problems of neurotech -- Creating the brain supremacy.
Summary: In a world full of science, the balance of power between sciences is changing. Advances in physics, chemistry, and other natural sciences have given us extraordinary control over our world. Now the younger sciences of brain and mind are applying the scientific method not only to our environments, but to us. In recent years funding and effort poured into brain research. We are entering the era of the brain supremacy. What will the new science mean for us, as individuals, consumers, parents and citizens? Should we be excited, or alarmed, by the remarkable promises we read about in the media - pro.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-362) and index.

Introducing the brain supremacy -- The many powers of science -- Could we read minds? -- Bring on the designer minds? -- Seeing the brain through many eyes -- To physics, with thanks -- The subatomic chorus -- When currents flow -- Neuroscience goes quantum -- Poke it and see what happens -- Poking people -- Chemical control -- Tweaking genes -- The problems of neurotech -- Creating the brain supremacy.

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In a world full of science, the balance of power between sciences is changing. Advances in physics, chemistry, and other natural sciences have given us extraordinary control over our world. Now the younger sciences of brain and mind are applying the scientific method not only to our environments, but to us. In recent years funding and effort poured into brain research. We are entering the era of the brain supremacy. What will the new science mean for us, as individuals, consumers, parents and citizens? Should we be excited, or alarmed, by the remarkable promises we read about in the media - pro.

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