The 21st Century Brain: Explaining, mending and manipulating the mind
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The 21st Century Brain: Explaining, mending and manipulating the mind

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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 brin...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Vintage Books (first published March 31st 2005)
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Martin Empson
For the dialectical scientist, the brain is not simply an unchanging lump of matter. Rose is keen to emphasize that the brain, and its functionality, is part of an evolving, changing structure that has a history. This history has shaped the physical structure of the brain, but it has also shaped how individual humans think, remember and learn.

Key to this is of course evolution, and in some of the most fascinating science writing I have ever read, Rose traces the likely evolutionary development...more
Kei
though it deals with difficult topics, it is written understandable for general readers like me. the author's ethical views are also impressive.
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