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Brain Control: Developments in Therapy and Implications for Society

Brain Control: Developments in Therapy and Implications for Society

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With the burden of brain disorders increasing worldwide, there has been a resurgence of interest in techniques to control the brain and thereby improve its function. Yet how realistic are these expectations and what are the ethical implications? This book reviews the main techniques that can enable patients to use their brains for communication and control and doctors to modify brain function. It explains how paralysed patients may be helped through brain reading, how brain stimulation can help to improve Parkinson's disease and certain mental disorders, and how patients can be trained to regulate their own brain activity through neurofeedback. Brain Control situates the application of these techniques within ethical and legal debates on the principles of autonomy and fairness, and suggests ethical standards for their future development.

Author: D. Linden
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 09/25/2014
Pages: 193
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.60w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781137335326

About the Author
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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