Annual Report 2007 Books, Publications, and Broadcasts


March, 2008

Books for General Readers

 

Brain and Mind 

Your Brain on Cubs: Inside the Heads of Players and Fans

Dan Gordon, Editor

Neuroscientists and science writers explore how the brain relates to questions such as: What makes fans loyal? What is involved in seeing the ball, deciding ball or strike, making a decision to swing? What allows us to believe in a “curse”?

6 illustrations.

Cloth • 150 pp • ISBN-13: 978-1-932594-28-7 • $19.95

 

The Neuroscience of Fair Play:

Why We (Usually) Follow the Golden Rule

Donald W. Pfaff, Ph.D.

A distinguished neuroscientist presents a rock-solid hypothesis of why humans across time and geography have such similar notions of good and bad, right and wrong.

10 illustrations.

Cloth • 234 pp • ISBN-13: 978-1-932594-27-0 • $20.95

 

Best of the Brain from Scientific American:

Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow’s Brain

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., Editor

Top neuroscientist Floyd E. Bloom has selected the most fascinating brain-related articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind since 1999 in this collection.

30 illustrations.

Cloth • 300 pp • ISBN-13: 978-1-932594-22-5 • $25.00

 

Cerebrum 2007: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science

Foreword by Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.

Prominent scientists and other thinkers explain, applaud, and protest new ideas arising from discoveries about the brain in this first yearly anthology from Cerebrum’s Web journal for inquisitive general readers.

Visit Cerebrum online at www.dana.org/news/cerebrum.

10 illustrations.

Paper • 243 pp • ISBN-13: 978-1-932594-24-9 • $14.95

 

Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense

Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D.

A leading ethicist examines national security agencies’ work on defense applications of brain science, and the ethical issues to consider.

Cloth • 210 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-16-7 • $23.95

 

The Dana Guide to Brain Health:

A Practical Family Reference from Medical Experts (with CD-ROM)

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., M. Flint Beal, M.D., and David J. Kupfer, M.D., Editors

Foreword by William Safire

A complete, authoritative, family-friendly guide to the brain’s development, health, and disorders.

16 full-color pages and more than 200 black-and-white drawings.

Paper (with CD-ROM) • 733 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-10-8 • $25.00

 

The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius

Nancy C. Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.

A noted psychiatrist and best-selling author explores how the brain achieves creative breakthroughs, including questions such as how creative people are different and the difference between genius and intelligence.

33 illustrations/photos.

Cloth • 197 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-07-8 • $23.95

 

The Ethical Brain

Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D.

An eminent researcher explores how the lessons of neuroscience help resolve today’s ethical dilemmas, ranging from when life begins to free will and criminal responsibility.

Cloth • 201 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-01-9 • $25.00

 

A Good Start in Life:

Understanding Your Child’s Brain and Behavior from Birth to Age 6

Norbert Herschkowitz, M.D., and Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz

The authors show how brain development shapes a child’s personality and behavior, discussing appropriate rule-setting, the child’s moral sense, temperament, language, playing, aggression, impulse control, and empathy.

13 illustrations.

Cloth • 283 pp • ISBN-10: 0-309-07639-0 • $22.95

Paper (Updated with new material) • 312 pp • ISBN-10: 0-9723830-5-0 • $13.95

 

Back from the Brink:

How Crises Spur Doctors to New Discoveries About the Brain

Edward J. Sylvester

In two academic medical centers, Columbia’s New York Presbyterian and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, a new breed of doctor, the neurointensivist, saves patients with life-threatening brain injuries.

16 illustrations/photos.

Cloth • 296 pp • ISBN-10: 0-9723830-4-2 • $25.00

 

The Bard on the Brain: Understanding the Mind

Through the Art of Shakespeare and the Science of Brain Imaging

Paul M. Matthews, M.D., and Jeffrey McQuain, Ph.D. • Foreword by Diane Ackerman

Explores the beauty and mystery of the human mind and the workings of the brain, following the path the Bard pointed out in 35 of the most famous speeches from his plays.

100 illustrations.

Cloth • 248 pp • ISBN-10: 0-9723830-2-6 • $35.00

 

Striking Back at Stroke: A Doctor-Patient Journal

Cleo Hutton and Louis R. Caplan, M.D.

A personal account, with medical guidance from a leading neurologist, for anyone enduring the changes that a stroke can bring to a life, a family, and a sense of self.

15 illustrations.

Cloth • 240 pp • ISBN-10: 0-9723830-1-8 • $27.00

 

Understanding Depression:

What We Know and What You Can Do About It

J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., M.D., and Leslie Alan Horvitz

Foreword by Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

What depression is, who gets it and why, what happens in the brain, troubles that come with the illness, and the treatments that work.

Cloth • 304 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-39552-8 • $24.95

Paper • 296 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-43030-7 • $14.95

 

Keep Your Brain Young:

The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health and Longevity

Guy M. McKhann, M.D., and Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.

Every aspect of aging and the brain: changes in memory, nutrition, mood, sleep, and sex, as well as the later problems in alcohol use, vision, hearing, movement, and balance.

Cloth • 304 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-40792-5 • $24.95

Paper • 304 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-43028-5 • $15.95

 

The End of Stress As We Know It

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., with Elizabeth Norton Lasley • Foreword by Robert Sapolsky

How brain and body work under stress and how it is possible to avoid its debilitating effects.

Cloth • 239 pp • ISBN-10: 0-309-07640-4 • $27.95

Paper • 262 pp • ISBN-10: 0-309-09121-7 • $19.95

 

In Search of the Lost Cord:

Solving the Mystery of Spinal Cord Regeneration

Luba Vikhanski

The story of the scientists and science involved in the international scientific race to find ways to repair the damaged spinal cord and restore movement.

21 photos; 12 illustrations.

Cloth • 269 pp • ISBN-10: 0-309-07437-1 • $27.95

 

The Secret Life of the Brain

Richard Restak, M.D. • Foreword by David Grubin

Companion book to the PBS series of the same name, exploring recent discoveries about the brain from infancy through old age.

Cloth • 201 pp • ISBN-10: 0-309-07435-5 • $35.00

 

The Longevity Strategy:

How to Live to 100 Using the Brain-Body Connection

David Mahoney and Richard Restak, M.D. • Foreword by William Safire

Advice on the brain and aging well.

Cloth • 250 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-24867-3 • $22.95

Paper • 272 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-32794-8 • $14.95

 

States of Mind:

New Discoveries About How Our Brains Make Us Who We Are

Roberta Conlan, Editor

Adapted from the Dana/Smithsonian Associates lecture series by eight of the country’s top brain scientists, including the 2000 Nobel laureate in medicine, Eric Kandel.

Cloth • 214 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-29963-4 • $24.95

Paper • 224 pp • ISBN-10: 0-471-39973-6 • $18.95

 

The Dana Foundation Series on Neuroethics

 

Defining Right and Wrong in Brain Science:

Essential Readings in Neuroethics

Walter Glannon, Ph.D., Editor

The fifth volume in the Dana Foundation Series on Neuroethics, this collection marks the five-year anniversary of the first meeting in the field of neuroethics, providing readers with the seminal writings on the past, present, and future ethical issues facing neuroscience and society.

Cloth • 350 pp • ISBN-10: 978-1-932594-25-6 • $15.95

 

Hard Science, Hard Choices:

Facts, Ethics, and Policies Guiding Brain Science Today

Sandra J. Ackerman, Editor

Top scholars and scientists discuss new and complex medical and social ethics brought about by advances in neuroscience. Based on an invitational meeting co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the National Institutes of Health, the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, and the Dana Foundation.

Paper • 152 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-02-7 • $12.95

 

Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice

Brent Garland, Editor. With commissioned papers by Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., and

Megan S. Steven; Laurence R. Tancredi, M.D., J.D.; Henry T. Greely, J.D.; and Stephen

J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D.

How discoveries in neuroscience influence criminal and civil justice, based on an invitational meeting of 26 top neuroscientists, legal scholars, attorneys, and state and federal judges convened by the Dana Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Paper • 226 pp • ISBN-10: 1-032594-04-3 • $8.95

 

Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness

A Report of the President’s Council on Bioethics

Special Foreword by Leon R. Kass, M.D., Chairman

Introduction by William Safire

Can biotechnology satisfy human desires for better children, superior performance, ageless bodies, and happy souls? This report says these possibilities present us with profound ethical challenges and choices. Includes dissenting commentary by scientist members of the council.

Paper • 376 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-05-1 • $10.95

 

Neuroethics: Mapping the Field. Conference Proceedings

Steven J. Marcus, Editor

Proceedings of the landmark 2002 conference organized by Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, and sponsored by the Dana Foundation, at which more than 150 neuroscientists, bioethicists, psychiatrists and psychologists, philosophers, and professors of law and public policy debated the ethical implications of neuroscience research findings.

50 illustrations.

Paper • 367 pp • ISBN-10: 0-9723830-0-X • $10.95

Immunology

 

Resistance: The Human Struggle Against Infection

Norbert Gualde, M.D., translated by Steven Rendall

Traces the histories of epidemics and the emergence or re-emergence of diseases, illustrating how new global strategies and research of the body’s own weapons of immunity can work together to fight tomorrow’s inevitable infectious outbreaks.

Cloth • 219 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-00-0 • $25.00

 

Fatal Sequence: The Killer Within

Kevin J. Tracey, M.D.

An easily understood account of the spiral of sepsis, a sometimes fatal crisis that most often affects patients fighting off nonfatal illnesses or injury. Tracey puts the scientific and medical story of sepsis in the context of his battle to save a burned baby, a sensitive telling of cutting-edge science.

Cloth • 231 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-06-X • $23.95

Paper • 231 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-09-4 • $12.95

Arts Education

 

A Well-Tempered Mind: Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn

Peter Perret and Janet Fox • Foreword by Maya Angelou

Five musicians enter elementary school classrooms, helping children learn about music and contributing to both higher enthusiasm and improved academic performance. This charming story gives us a taste of things to come in one of the newest areas of brain research: the effect of music on the brain.

12 illustrations.

Cloth • 225 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-03-5 • $22.95

Paper • 225 pp • ISBN-10: 1-932594-08-6 • $12.00

Free Educational Books

(information about ordering and downloadable PDFs are available at www.dana.org)

 

Transforming Arts Teaching: The Role of Higher Education

Examines innovations in arts-teacher training and features the best practices at 24 higher-education institutions. Also included are proceedings from Dana’s 2007 national symposium on how colleges, universities, and conservatories can enhance arts learning. 86 pp.

 

Partnering Arts Education: A Working Model from ArtsConnection

Describes how classroom teachers and artists learned to form partnerships as they built successful residencies in schools. Partnering Arts Education provides insight and concrete steps in the ArtsConnection model. 55 pp.

 

Acts of Achievement: The Role of Performing Arts Centers in Education

Profiles of more than 60 programs, plus eight extended case studies, from urban and rural communities across the United States, illustrating different approaches to performing arts education programs in school settings. Black-and-white photos throughout. 164 pp.

 

Planning an Arts-Centered School: A Handbook

A practical guide for those interested in creating, maintaining, or upgrading arts-centered schools. Includes curriculum and development, governance, funding, assessment, and community participation. Black-and-white photos throughout. 164 pp.

 

The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science: Resources for Teachers and Students, Fourth Edition

A basic introduction to brain science, its history, current understanding of the brain, new developments, and future directions. 16 color photos, 29 black-and-white photos, 26 black-and-white illustrations.160 pp.

 

The Dana Sourcebook of Immunology: Resources for Secondary and Post-Secondary Teachers and Students

An introduction to how the immune system protects us, what happens when it breaks down, the diseases that threaten it, and the unique relationship between the immune system and the brain. 5 color photos, 36 black-and-white photos, 11 black-and-white illustrations. 116 pp. ISSN: 1558-6758

 

Periodicals

 

Dana Press also offers several free periodicals dealing with arts education, immunology, and brain science. For more information, please visit www.dana.org/books/press.

On the Web

 

Webcasts

Watch and listen to Webcasts from the Dana Centre in London, the Dana Center in Washington, DC, and other locales at www.dana.org/broadcasts/webcasts. Recent Webcasts are on such timely issues as current research on Alzheimer's disease and the ethics of drug enhancement for healthy brains.

 

Podcasts

The podcast section of the Dana Web site, www.dana.org/podcasts.aspx, features the latest Gray Matters radio programs and other brain-related forums and discussions.

 

News and Views

Find information to fill you in on the background of breaking news—and maybe a scoop or two on Dana’s news pages, via www.dana.org.  The Dana Press blog will point you to stories and advances you might have missed, as well as give you a chance to put in your two cents’ worth.

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