Broken Brains

Broken Brains

by Ian Mitchell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137366832
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ian Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters on topics as diverse as the neurobiology of Parkinson's disease, programmed cell death, social cognition and the neurobiology of psychopathy. His work has been funded by the ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Parkinson's Disease Society, McDonald Pew Foundation and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. His passion for brains is shared by his wife, a Consultant Neurosurgeon.

Table of Contents

1. Brains, Brain Cells and Transmitters.- 2. Pituitaries, Hormones and Rewards.- 3. Parkinson's Disease, Brain Stimulation and Motor Control.- 4. Depression, Stress and Suicide.- 5. Psychoses, Bipolar and PTSD.- 6. Alcohol, Fear and Anxiety.- 7. Traumatic Brain Injuries, Assaults and Psychopaths.- 8. Food, Nutrition and Brain Health.- 9. Disgust, Huntington's Disease and Tourette's.- 10. Brain Cell Death, Brain Stem Death and Death.- 11. Neurodevelopment, Regeneration and Remodelling.- 12. Robots, Cognitive Enhancers and Moral Dilemmas.

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This is a great little book, which manages to be brief without being superficial, and accessible yet maintaining scientific rigour, written in an entertaining narrative style.' – Andrew Young, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

'Ian Mitchell presents a novel approach to understanding the brain and behaviour. The anecdotes often refer to his wife's practice as a neurosurgeon, and there is a sense that the reader is sitting down over a cup of tea and chatting with the author.' - Alexander Sumich, Reader in Biopsychology and Mental Health, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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