The Brain (Reference Shelf, Vol. 81, No. 1)

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Contents Preface I. Structure, Functions, and Historic Approaches to Study Editor’s Introduction 1. The Strange Anatomy of the Brain. David Bainbridge. New Scientist.2. Brainbox. The Economist.3. In Our Messy, Reptilian Brains. Sharon Begley. Newsweek.II. Mapping the Mind: Advances in Brain-Imaging Technology Editor’s Introduction 1. The New Brain. Richard Restak. The Futurist.2. Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain: Part I. Tabitha M. Powledge. BioScience.3. Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain: Part II. Tabitha M. Powledge. BioScience.4. MRI: A Window on the Brain. Paul Raeburn. Technology Review (Cambridge, Mass.).5. The Economics of Brains. Gregory T. Huang. Technology Review (Cambridge, Mass.).III. Works in Progress: Brain Development from Infancy to Adulthood Editor’s Introduction 1. Shaping the Brains of Tomorrow. Ross A. Thompson. The American Prospect.2. How the Arts Develop the Young Brain. David Sousa. The School Administrator.3. The Teenage Brain. Nora Underwood. The Walrus.4. When Does Your Brain Stop Making New Neurons? Sharon Begley. Newsweek.IV. How the Brain Processes Language Editor’s Introduction 1. Addressing Literacy Through Neuroscience. Steve Miller and Paula A. Tallal. School Administrator.2. Mapping Metaphor. Kenneth W. Krause. The Humanist.3. The Correlation Between Brain Development, Language Acquisition, and Cognition. Leslie Haley Wasserman. Early Child Education.4. Brains Show Two Sides of Language Function. Bruce Bower. Science News.V. The Brain and Aging Editor’s Introduction 1. The Disappearing Mind. Geoffrey Cowley. Newsweek.2. The Brain in Winter. Sharon Begley. Newsweek.3. The Upside of Aging. Sharon Begley. Wall Street Journal.4. The Outlook for Alzheimer’s Disease. Tyler A. Kokjohn and Kimbal E. Cooper. The Futurist.5. Neuron Killers. Tina Hesman Saey. Science News.6. Keeping Your Brain Fit. Christine Larson. U.S. News & World Report.VI. The “Hard Problem”: Efforts to Understand Human Consciousness Editor’s Introduction 1. What Makes Up My Mind? Joel Achenbach. Washington Post.2. The Mystery of Consciousness. Steven Pinker. Time.3. Brains Wide Shut? Patricia Churchland. New Scientist.4. Is There Room for the Soul? Jay Tolson. U.S. News & World Report.5. Consciousness in the Raw. Bruce Bower. Science News.Bibliography Books Additional Periodical Articles with Abstracts Index ? ISBN 978-0-8242-1088-5 ? February 2009 ? $50 ? $55 outside U.S. & Canada

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