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In this fourth annual edition, drawn from Cerebrum's highly regarded Web edition, some of the foremost experts in brain science present the research-and their take-on debates that capture the harmony as well as the discord in the complex and evolving relationship between neuroscience and society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932594492
  • Publisher: Dana Press
  • Publication date: 3/5/2010
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., is the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and a professor of neurological surgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He holds the inaugural Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D., and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N., Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery. Carson has written four books, including his autobiography, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Benjamin S. Carson Sr., xi


1 The Science of Education: Informing Teaching and Learning Through the Brain Sciences Mariale M. Hardiman Martha Bridge Denckla 3

2 How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition Michael I. Posner Brenda Patoine 12

3 What Can Dance Teach Us About Learning? Scott T. Grafton 23

4 Cerebrum Classic: A Debate On "Multiple Intelligences" Howard Gardner James Traub 34

5 The Teen Brain: Primed to Learn, Primed to Take Risks Jay N. Giedd 62

6 Video Games Affect the Brain-For Better and Worse Douglas A. Gentile 71

7 Updating The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders David J. Kupfer Emily A. Kuhl William E. Narrow Darrel A. Regier Paul R. McHugh 81

8 Using Deep Brain Stimulation on the Mind: Handle With Care Mahlon R. DeLong 103

9 Neuroimaging: Separating the Promise from the Pipe Dreams Russell A. Poldrack 114

10 Why So Many Seniors Get Swindled: Brain Anomalies and Poor Decision-Making in Older Adults Natalie L. Denburg Lyndsay Harshman 123

11 Wired for Hunger: The Brain and Obesity Marcelo O Dietrich Tamas L. Horvath 132

12 Vitamin D and the Brain: More Good News R. Douglas Shytle Paula C. Bickford 143

13 Religion and the Brain: A Debate Dimitrios Kapogiannis Jordan Grafman Andrew B. Newberg 152

Book Reviews

14 Decisions are Not So Simple Jonah Lehrer Scott A. Huettel 175

15 Synesthesia: Another World of Perception Richard E. Cytowic David M. Eagleman Julian E. Asher 181

16 Weighing In On "Conditioned Hypereating" David A. Kessler Lisa J. Merlo Mark S. Gold 188

17 Our Neurotech Future Zack Lynch Byron Laursen Michael F. Huerta 193

Endnotes 197

Index 211

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