PDF | On Jan 1, , Miriam Kunz and others published Brave new brain. Doctor Andreasen shows us how molecular genetics, molecular. biology, and. Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome by Nancy C Andreasen. Oxford University Press, £, pp ISBN 0. With ‘Brave New Brain’ Andreason offers something of a sequel to her influential Though it is now many years distant, I am proud to count Nancy Andreasen.

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Here, leading neuroscientist Nancy Andreasen offers a state-of-the-art look at what we brwve about the human brain and the human genome–and shows how these two vast branches of knowledge are coming together in a boldly ambitious effort to conquer mental illness.

Andreasen gives us an engaging and readable description of how it all worksfrom billions of neurons, to the tiny thalamus, to the moral monitor in our prefrontal cortex. She shows the progress made in mapping the human genome, whose 30, to 40, genes are almost all active in the brain.


We read gripping stories of the people who develop mental illness, the friends and relatives who share their suffering, the physicians who treat them, and the scientists who study them so that better treatments can be found. Four major disorders are covered–schizophrenia, manic depression, anxiety disorders, and dementia–revealing what causes them and how they affect the mind and brain.

Finally, the book shows how the powerful tools of genetics and neuroscience will be combined during the next decades to build healthier brains and minds.

Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

By revealing how combining genome mapping with brain mapping can unlock the mysteries of mental illness, Andreasen offers a remarkably fresh perspective on these devastating diseases. She has written hundreds of articles and ten other books, including The Broken Brainthe first book to describe the importance of neurobiology to understanding mental illness.

She lives in Iowa City and Santa Fe. A truly xndreasen book. Brave New Brain informs, provokes thought, conveys the excitement of science, indicates why science matters, and considers both the achievements with respect to clinical application and the difficulties involved. Outstanding overviews of anfreasen is known about the neuroscience and genetics of the major psychiatric disorders of schizophrenia, mood disorders, dementia, and anxiety disorders.


Brave New Brain

The descriptions of the history and neuroscience of medication are especially good. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s bravr of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Book: Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome

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