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Brain Control

Developments in Therapy and Implications for Society

Authors: Linden, D.

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About this book

Interest in techniques to control the brain and thereby improve its function has surged, yet how realistic are these expectations and what are the ethical implications? This book reviews the main techniques of controlling brain processes for medical purposes, situating them within ethical and legal debates on autonomy and fairness.

About the authors

David Linden is an academic psychiatrist and Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Cardiff University, UK. He is the author of The Biology of Psychological Disorders and over 100 research papers on cognitive neuroscience and its application in psychiatry. He has pioneered the application of new neurofeedback methods in mental disorders and neurorehabilitation.

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'Professor Linden brings a wide-ranging thoughtful approach to the story of brain control. The reader is competently and carefully guided through the complexities of brain anatomy, brain function and research techniques, such as brain imaging and stimulation, to appreciate fully the potential and the possible risks of directly 'interfering with' brain function. Far from just being the realisation of dystopic science fiction, such as portrayed in Michael Crichton's Terminal Man, brain control turns out to be a technology that gives patients a chance to take control of their own brains. An exciting and readable introduction to a topic that will increasingly gather importance over the next decade.' Klaus Ebmeier, University of Oxford, UK

'Prof. D. Linden, one of the leading experts on brain stimulation and neurofeedback and a pioneer in the field, provides a clear, balanced and scientifically sound overview of brain stimulation and neurofeedback. This book will emerge and remain a milestone and reference for many years to come and will certainly shape and improve our desperate search for more effective outcomes for patients with brain disease and psychological disorders.' Niels Birbaumer, Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen, Germany

'David Linden's work is an accessible and beautifully written introductory book on the past, present and future of the technologies of brain stimulation and brain reading. At the end of this fascinating journey, readers cannot help but hope that the author's competence and compassion could serve as a model for anyone working with the growing number of patients who require brain control interventions.' The British Journal of Psychiatry, Andrea E. Cavanna, The Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, UK


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Linden, David

    Pages 1-2

  • Putting the Brain in Control: From Brain Reading to Brain Communication

    Linden, David

    Pages 3-32

  • External Control of the Brain: Brain Stimulation and Psychiatric Surgery

    Linden, David

    Pages 33-101

  • The Brain Controls Itself: From Brain Reading to Brain Modulation via Neurofeedback

    Linden, David

    Pages 102-130

  • The Ethics and Politics of Brain Control

    Linden, David

    Pages 131-171

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eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-33533-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33532-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-46306-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brain Control
Book Subtitle
Developments in Therapy and Implications for Society
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33533-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137335333
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33532-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46306-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 193
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