Cerebrum 2016: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science


March 20, 2017

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“What a splendid collection of readable, compact and teach-me-something-I-didn’t-knows. Ranging from the skinny on new street drugs, to a whole new slant on epilepsy and its treatment and on to Ramón y Cajal’s timeless and priceless advice to a young scientist—which is also entirely apt for mature scientists. These essays are bound to bestir a fascination for neuroscience.”
Patricia S. Churchland, professor of philosophy, emerita, University of California, San Diego; adjunct professor, Salk Institute for Biological Research

 

Cerebrum 2016
Emerging Ideas in Brain Science

Publication date: March, 2017Paperback • 198 pages
978-1-932594-60-7    $12.95
                                                                                                                                            
Cerebrum 2016: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science offers timely ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists and policy makers. Among the essays in this book: Shekhar Saxena of the World Health Organization and Patricio Marquez of the World Bank write about possible solutions to a rising global mental health problem; Karel Svoboda examines two-photon microscopy, a method that allows scientists to peer further into the brain than ever before; and David C. Van Essen and Matthew F. Glasser write about the progress and prospects of the Human Connectome Project. Among the four book reviews by neuroscientists is Bradley E. Alger relating his own research experience in discussing David Casarett’s Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana.

Guy McKhann, M.D., founding director of the Krieger Mind-Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University, provides additional insight in his Foreword, particularly regarding gene editing and its potential to affect brain disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Drawn from Cerebrum, the Dana Foundation’s highly regarded online journal, this eighth anthology will provide readers a greater understanding of the human condition and how advances in medicine and science help us lead longer, healthier lives.

Please contact me for a review copy or for more information on this Dana Press publication.

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