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Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience
A Brain-Mind Odyssey
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Author(s) :
David E. Presti
Pages :
298
Pub Date :
2016
Edition(s) at Erowid :
2016(hb,f,nai)
Publisher :
Norton
ISBN :
9780393709605
BACK COVER #
A fresh take on contemporary brain science, this book presents neuroscience--the scientific study of brain, mind, and behavior--in easy-to-understand ways with a focus on concepts of interest to all science readers. Rigorous and detailed enough to use as a textbook in a university or community college class, it is at the same time meant for any and all readers, clinicians and non-clinicians alike, interested in learning about the foundations of contemporary brain science. From molecules and cells to mind and consciousness, the known and the mysterious are presented in the context of the history of modern biology and with an eye toward better appreciating the beauty and growing public presence of neuroscience.

BLURBS #
"Be prepared to be awe struck and endlessly inspired by reading this tour of the human mind and brain with legendary teacher and neuroscientist David Presti. As you learn about the great discoveries of neuroscience--the chemicals, genes, neurons, and brain structures that make us up--you will find answers to timeless questions. What are the origins of life? Why do humans take drugs? What are the emotions? What is consciousness? Who are we? There could be no better guidebook than this endlessly fascinating and important book." -- Dacher Keltner, author of Born To Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S) / EDITOR(S) #
David E. Presti teaches neurobiology, psychology, and cognitive science at the University of California in Berkeley; worked for more than a decade in the clinical treatment of addiction at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Francisco; and teaches neuroscience to Tibetan monastics in India. He has doctorates in molecular biology and biophysics from Caltech, and in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon.