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Review: The Future of the Brain by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman

Brain jacketThe Future of the Brain edited by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman (Princeton University Press, £16.95)

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If you want a breezy, whistle-stop tour of the latest brain science, look elsewhere. But if you’re up for chunky, rather technical expositions by real experts, this book repays the effort. The message lies in the very diversity of the contributions: despite its dazzling array of methods to study the brain, from fMRI to genetic techniques for labelling and activating individual neurons, this is still a primitive field largely…

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