The 21st-Century Brain: Explaining, Mending and Manipulating the Mind

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Neuroscientists claim to understand the roots of human personality and behaviour, of language and even of consciousness itself. Can they cure Alzheimer’s? Can human behaviour be controlled with drugs? Rose explores these claims via the evolutionary route.

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Hilary Rose is a sociologist of science. Her most recent book is Love Power and Knowledge: Towards a Feminist Transformation of the Sciences.

Steven Rose is a neurobiologist. His most recent books are The Making of Memory and Lifelines: Biology, Freedom, Determinism.

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"While this book is a magisterial survey of what we currently understand about the human brain and mind, it is also a profoundly personal rumination on the sources and consequences of that knowledge" * Sunday Telegraph * "Especially valuable" -- Nigel Hawkes * The Times * "A timely book on a timely subject" * Observer * "If you are interested in brains or having a mind you must read this" * New Scientist * "Clear and eloquent" * Daily Mail *

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