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People with mirror-touch synaesthesia feel a physical sense of touch on their own bodies when they witness touch to other people and often to objects. This book brings together essays and conversations by prominent neuroscientists, anthropologists, artists, art theorists, curators, film theorists, and philosophers, to explore this phenomenon.
Our brains are more powerful than we ever realised. Too often, we assume that people's natures are fixed, immutable. For sufferers of depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, or the after-effects of stroke, this can be a difficult thought. For those with extreme conditions, such as locked-in syndrome or psychopathy, it can...
A radical reinterpretation of mental exercise from two New York Times bestselling authors - "What if we could exercise our minds like we exercise our bodies?" - backed by state-of-the-art scientific research More than forty years ago, two friends and collaborators at Harvard, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson were unusual...
Over the last decade, there have been unparalleled advances in our understanding of brain sciences. In this volume on neuroethics, a distinguished group of contributors from a range of disciplines discuss the ethical implications of this newfound knowledge and set out the many necessary considerations for the future.
This book fills a need in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience. It integrates cognitive neuroscience and adolescent psychology, clearly explaining adolescent brain development, the technology currently used to study it, and the relevant implications for policy.
The purely clinical topics are preceded by neuroanatomical principles and neurobiological events related to peripheral nerve transection injuries and followed by an outlook on current experimental developments in the area of biomaterials for artificial nerve grafts and peripheral nerve tissue engineering.
Olfaction and pheromones is an exploding area of research in animal behaviour and welfare. Focusing on animals managed by humans, this book introduces the subject of olfaction in an evidence-based, but easy-to-understand way, explaining the importance of odours for animal behaviour and welfare.