This is a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research. It gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain, and thought, memories, perceptions, and actions. Covering the details of brain science in an accessible style, it includes up to date coverage of developments of brain research, and suggests directions future research might take. The Brain also integrates discussion of the more familiar implications of the brain's actions, such as memories, perceptions, and motor control.
Contents: Mind and brain: what's the problelm? Let's get physical Sight, sound, and imagination 'Last week's potatoes!' Perception to action Altered states of mind Where do we go from here?
1. Mind and brain: what's the problem?; 2. Let's get physical; 3. Sight, sound, and imagination; 4. Last week's potatoes! ; 5. Perception to action; 6. Altered states of mind; 7. Where do we go from here?
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