Receptors

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What if there were a pill that could change you from an introvert to the exuberant extrovert you always wanted to be?  A capsule to make you more assertive, creative, or intelligent?  What is you could "design" your own brain?  Who would you be? Only a few years ago such possibilities seemed the stuff of science fiction, but in today's laboratory remarkable new advances in brain research are making such transformations a reality.  In Receptors,  famed ...
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Overview

What if there were a pill that could change you from an introvert to the exuberant extrovert you always wanted to be?  A capsule to make you more assertive, creative, or intelligent?  What is you could "design" your own brain?  Who would you be? Only a few years ago such possibilities seemed the stuff of science fiction, but in today's laboratory remarkable new advances in brain research are making such transformations a reality.  In Receptors,  famed neuropsychiatrist Richard Restek leads us on an exhilarating--and sometimes disquieting--scientific adventure into this bold new frontier. He shows us how break-through discoveries are enabling neuroscientists to decode the mysteries of the human brain, holding out the exciting possibility of relieving, and ultimately even curing, conditions such as memory loss, depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's, and even Alzheimer's disease.  He documents the likelihood that in the very near future, it will be possible to alter our own brains, to choose the personality we want.  How we cope with such godlike power is one of the fascinating questions he poses in this challenging and thought-provoking book. From the levitating ointments of medieval "witches" to the magic mushrooms of southern Mexico, from the LSD of the psychedelic age to the latest discoveries of today's psychopharmacologists, Dr. Restak provides a vivid and lucid account of humanity's unceasing effort to understand and harness the powers of the mind--and the possibility that solutions to some of the brain's deepest mysteries may be close at hand.

Describes mapping the brain and deciphering the functions of neurotransmitters & receptors.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Restak here gives new meaning to the term ``designer drugs.'' A noted neurologist and author of The Brain and The Mind , he outlines advances in our understanding of the brain's chemical processes that, while holding great promise for the relief of mental illness, also suggest provocative possibilities for the refashioning of personality. Focusing on the role of neurotransmitters, which relay messages from neurons to receptors, he chronicles experiments and discoveries in the field of brain chemistry of the last half-century. Restak, who has long listened to Prozac and other mind-altering drugs, provides a lucid, balanced and helpful history of the steps leading us to this new frontier. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553374414
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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