Mindfield: How Brain Science is Changing Our World

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Oneworld, 2009 - Psychology - 327 pages
The age of the brain is upon us. The realisation that the fundamental building blocks of our world consist of brains rather than nations, electrons, or even DNA is ushering in a 'neurocentric' revolution, challenging how we think about everything from morality to the stock market, and how we view ourselves. Serving as guide and human guinea pig, the author introduces the leading brain researchers whose work is changing our understanding of ethics, religion, and personal happiness, and influencing economics, society, and even the judicial system. This is the first book to document the rise of 'neurocentrism': a concept in which the very essence of what it is to be human is located in the brain. While it may seem limiting to reduce humanity to the 1300 grams of tissue between our ears, the emerging truth is that such acceptance will allow us to transcend human nature. Writer, editor, presenter, and public lecturer, Dr Lone Frank has been involved in the study of science and ethics for over ten years.

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Frank, Lone |s Lone Frank is an award-winning journalist, science writer, and tv presenter. She holds a PhD in neurobiology and has worked as a research scientist in Denmark and the United States. Apart from a particularly cute corpus callosum she has an expert's word that her brain is quite unremarkable. This is her first book.

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