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Broken Brains

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07 November 2014

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Our brains do amazing things: they determine our actions, our thoughts and our feelings. We may not always realise it, but the brain is central to the way we experience life. So what happens when brain circuits break? What...

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Our brains do amazing things: they determine our actions, our thoughts and our feelings. We may not always realise it, but the brain is central to the way we experience life. So what happens when brain circuits break? What are the consequences for our behaviour and personality?From Parkinson’s disease to Tourette’s syndrome, and depression to psychopathy, Broken Brains reveals the mysteries of brain function – and dysfunction. In this no-nonsense introduction, Ian Mitchell takes you on a tour through the sometimes devastating, and sometimes bizarre, effects of what happens when brains break down.Highly readable and packed with anecdotes and real examples from neurosurgery, it brings biological psychology to life, making it the perfect introduction to understanding the brain and what happens when things go wrong.

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Demystifies brain function and dysfunction for readers who are interested in the brain, but are scared of the science

Written by an author with 30+ years of experience teaching students in schools and universities, this is a book for readers who need a nononsense introduction

A quirky, fun book filled with anecdotes from neurosurgery and the modern neurobiology laboratory, the writing style is light and appealing for the beginner

1. Brains, Brain Cells and Transmitters
2. Pituitaries, Hormones and Rewards
3. Parkinson's Disease, Brain Stimulation and Motor Control
4. Depression, Stress and Suicide
5. Psychoses, Bipolar and PTSD
6. Alcohol, Fear and Anxiety
7. Traumatic Brain Injuries, Assaults and Psychopaths
8. Food, Nutrition and Brain Health
9. Disgust, Huntington's Disease and Tourette's
10. Brain Cell Death, Brain Stem Death and Death
11. Neurodevelopment, Regeneration and Remodelling
12. Robots, Cognitive Enhancers and Moral Dilemmas.

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Ian Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters on topics as diverse as the neurobiology of Parkinson's disease, programmed cell death, social cognition and the neurobiology of psychopathy. His work has been funded by the ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Parkinson's Disease Society, McDonald Pew Foundation and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. His passion for brains is shared by his wife, a Consultant Neurosurgeon.

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Ian Mitchell is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters on topics as diverse as the neurobiology of Parkinson's disease, programmed cell death, social cognition and the neurobiology of psychopathy. His work has been funded by the ESRC, MRC, Wellcome Trust, Parkinson's Disease Society, McDonald Pew Foundation and Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. His passion for brains is shared by his wife, a Consultant Neurosurgeon.

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