Cerebrum 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science

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New advances are being made in brain science today that will directly affect each of our lives, from the courtroom to the classroom to the living room. Cerebrum has long been the leading journal in distilling these developments in neuroscience for the general reader, and its articles by leading scientists and scholars are cited in such prominent publications as the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. Collected here are over a dozen articles and book reviews from the journal’s online edition ...

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Overview

New advances are being made in brain science today that will directly affect each of our lives, from the courtroom to the classroom to the living room. Cerebrum has long been the leading journal in distilling these developments in neuroscience for the general reader, and its articles by leading scientists and scholars are cited in such prominent publications as the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. Collected here are over a dozen articles and book reviews from the journal’s online edition about the latest developments in brain science.

 

The featured articles offer thought-provoking analyses of the human brain and its untapped possibilities, touching on topics as diverse as the neurological basis for a belief in the supernatural, the use of drugs to alter traumatic memories, and the biological nature of ethical behavior. Top scientists and scholars—including neurologist Dr. Kathleen Foley, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Henry T. Greely, bioethicist and Stanford University professor of law; and Dr. Judith L. Rapoport, chief of the child psychiatry branch at the National Institute of Mental Health— clearly and concisely explain these and many other exciting developments on the horizon. An engaging and wholly readable compendium, Cerebrum 2007 is essential for all those interested in the cutting edge of brain research and what it holds for the future of humanity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932594249
  • Publisher: Dana Press
  • Publication date: 2/14/2007
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.     ix
Articles
Stroke: We Can and Must Do Better (two articles)     1
Improving Stroke Prevention and Treatment Now   Louis R. Caplan, M.D.     3
Searching for a New Strategy to Protect the Brain   Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.     13
Why Not a National Institute On Pain Research?   Kathleen M. Foley, M.D.   Maia Szalavitz     23
A Brain Built for Fair Play   Donald W. Pfaff, Ph.D.     39
Unshackling the Slaves of Obsession and Compulsion: A Brain Science Success Story   Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.   Gale Inoff-Germain     55
Are We in the Dark About Sleepwalking's Dangers?   Shelly R. Gunn, M.D., Ph.D.   W. Stewart Gunn     171
Knowing Sin: Making Sure Good Science Doesn't Go Bad   Henry T. Greely, J.D.     85
The Intuitive Magician: Why Belief in the Supernatural Persists   Bruce Hood, Ph.D.     95
Bringing the Brain of the Child with Autism Back on Track   Dianne C. Chugani, M.D.   Kayt Sukel     111
Toward A New Treatment for Traumatic Memories   Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D.   Margaret Altemus, M.D.     125
Elephants that Paint, Birds that Make Music: Do Animals Have an AestheticSense?   Lesley J. Rogers   D. Phil., D.Sc.   Gisela Kaplan, Ph.D.     137
Transforming Drug Development Through Brain Imaging   Paul M. Matthews, M.D.   D.Phil., FRCP     151
Hardwired for Happiness   Silvia H. Cardoso, Ph.D.     169
A Cerebrum Classic
Hope for "Comatose" Patients   Nicholas D. Schiff, M.D.   Joseph J. Fins, M.D.     185
Book Reviews
A Story of Science, A Story of Grief: Billy's Halo: Love, Science and My Father's Death   Ruth McKernan   Kevin J. Tracey, M.D., Ph.D.     205
Exploring How Music Works its Wonders: This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession   Daniel J. Levitin   David Huron, Ph.D.     213
The Promise and Perils of "Neural Prostheses": Shattered Nerves: How Science is Solving Modern Medicine's Most Perplexing Problem   Victor D. Chase   Edward McKintosh,     MRCS
Endnotes     227
Index     233
Other Dana Press Books and Periodicals     245
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