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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications; Tra edition (1 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851686495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851686490
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.5 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 721,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lone Frank holds a PhD in neurobiology and was previously a research scientist in the biotechnology industry. An award-winning science journalist and Danish TV presenter, she has written for such publications as Scientific American, Science, and Nature Biotechnology.

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"Think that you know yourself? Think again. The coming Neurorevolution will destroy your certainties - but maybe set you free. Arm yourself. Read this book." --Armand Leroi - author of 'Mutants' and Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial College London

"Riveting. Lone Frank has selected the most intriguing issues currently engaging scientists and philosophers, and presented them in a way that will engage anyone who possesses the organ she writes about." --Rita Carter - author of 'Mapping the Mind' and 'Multiplicity'

About the Author

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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By F. Ledwith on 21 July 2009
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Having been trained in Philosophy as well as my main subject, Psychology, I have generally been impatient with attempts to learn about minds by using research on brains. You hear all kinds of category errors whenever that happens. For example (as found in this book) the notion of 'negotiating with the brain of another'. (Brains can only go click in all kinds of complicated ways, but cannot be negotiated with, only minds can do that). However this book does show, in a an accessible and entertaining way, that all kinds of aspects of human mind activity (to do with deciding, choosing, making mistakes and changing your mind) can be shown in a different light by looking at what happens in the brain when all of these activities are taking place. Particularly important are the demonstrations on the limitations of mind which occur when the emotional areas of the brain are not active for example in economic decision making or in social interactions. So if you interested in minds and what to know what kind of research on brains might help us better to understand the workings of our minds this is the book for you. It is a truism often cited that for all the fantastic advances in science, we are still not getting far with making sense of the severe limitations in human decision making in the most important areas of our lives. The book shows something of the way forward on this task.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Popular Science Buff on 21 May 2009
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This is the only book that pulls together for a popular audience the revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience that are influencing the world around us - be it in politics, economics, marketing, law or even religion. And as well as being authoritative (the author has a PhD in neurobiology and a background in research) and accessible (she also happens to be one of the world's leading science journalists), the book is fast-paced and fun (no surprise then that it is a bestseller in the author's native country, Denmark) - cutting-edge stuff that will in itself stimulate your mind long after you've read it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ransen Owen on 8 July 2010
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The style of the book is almost personal, a series of interviews with scientists (mostly in the USA) and the considerations of the author.

All the philosohers who continue to think about conciousness and ethics in their armchairs and ignore (or actively despise) neuroscience will look like dead dinosaurs in a few years. They need to read this book and maybe they need a brain scan!

A fairly easy read at 300 pages, and well worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave C on 24 Dec. 2010
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An interesting overview of current research into the brain. This is an area that I have not read much about for 15 years, so there was a lot to learn.

However, I found the author's style rather annoying. The book is not packed with facts. It describes a few areas of current research, but it also covers the main personalities in the field, their dress style, offices, waiting rooms, campuses, and weather on the day that they were intervewed. I felt that I got to know (and like) the author rather well whilst reading the book, but would have preferred a denser book with more current research or relevant background material. Or maybe just a shorter book.
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