The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

Michael O’Shea

The non-technical introduction The Brain: A Very Short Introduction gives readers a feel of how neuroscience approaches topics about the connection between the brain and the mind. It also introduces the key problems and conclusions in current brain research. The mechanics of the brain are briefly explained, and the specifics of brain science are presented in an approachable manner. The book incorporates explanations of the more well-known effects of brain activity, such as memories, perceptions, and motor control. It includes chapters on how the brain works and what causes “altered mental states,” and it concludes with a discussion of potential advancements in neuroscience that touch on topics like gene therapy, artificial intelligence, the significance of the Human Genome Project, drugs by design, and transplants. Additionally included are proposals for upcoming brain research as well as current coverage of the most recent advancements in the field.