Author(s): Anil Seth
The bestselling 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you really should understand. Each title dissects a popular topic into its 50 most significant ideas, explaining each one using only 300 words and a picture. The brain is the hot science topic of the moment. As imaging technology, genetics, chemistry, and computing reveal our brains in ever more technicolour detail, neuroscientists are gaining new insights into how our minds work. Dr John Williams of the Wellcome Trust said in 2012: 'We're on the cusp of major breakthroughs in our understanding of the brain.' So, what can an MRI scan tell us? What does happen when our brain goes wrong? And are we all at the mercy of our brain chemistry? 30-Second Brain is the fastest way to fill your mind with the science of what's happening inside your head.
Editor Anil Seth is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and founding co-director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex. He has published more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters, has lectured and written widely on neuroscience for a general audience, and his research has been covered in a wide range of media including The Guardian and New Scientist.