The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects

  title={The New Brain Sciences: Perils and Prospects},
  author={David A. Rees and Steven Peter Russell Rose},
List of contributors Part I. Introduction: the new brain sciences Steven Rose Part II. Freedom to Change: 1. Do we ever really act? Mary Midgley 2. The definition of human nature Merlin W. Donald 3. Consciousness and the limits of neurobiology Hilary Rose 4. Mind metaphors, neurosciences and ethics Regine Kollek 5. Genetic and generic determinism, a new threat to free will? Peter Lipton Part III. Neuroscience and the Law: 6. Human action, neuroscience and the law Alexander McCall Smith 7… Expand
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The episodic buffer: a new component of working memory?
  • A. Baddeley
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2000
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