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Brain, Mind & Behaviour


Brain, Mind & Behaviour
Brain, Mind & Behaviour

Eloísa Herrera (coordinacion)

Affiliation: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Universidad Miguel Hernández. Instituto de Neurociencias (Alicante, España)

Biography: Not available

José Antonio Esteban (coordinacion)

Affiliation: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (Madrid, España)

Biography: Not available

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Coordination: Eloísa Herrera; José Antonio Esteban

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Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Subjects: Life Sciences

Collection: CSIC Scientific Challenges: Towards 2030

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Abstract:

The last decade of the 20th century, officially designated as the Decade of the Brain, brought forth significant advances in our understanding of the biological basis that underlie brain function. Despite this notable progress, neurological and psychiatric disorders currently affect almost a third of the population, a situation that derives from our still uncomplete knowledge of basic principles ruling brain development and function. Today, we are also facing a new era of technological advances that affect our lives in profound ways and we are bound to recast our relationship with our brains. In fact, there is the prevailing view that we are on the verge of new discoveries that will challenge our concepts for self-identity and free will, the privacy of our thoughts, the origins of social behavior or the inner workings of a diseased brain. To accelerate the pace of discoveries in Neurosciences able to prevent and treat mental affections and contribute to reshape the landscapes of other fields, from psychology to economics, education and the law, we need seamless flow of information between neurobiology and other areas of science that provide different but complementary perspectives and research expertise. Given the multidisciplinary wealth of the CSIC and the privileged position of Spanish neuroscience, we are in an optimal position to make a qualitative leap in understanding the mechanisms that control brain activity and be able to turn it into useful knowledge for building a healthier, more responsible society.

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Physical Description : 125 p. : 17 cm

ISBN: 978-84-00-10746-8

eISBN: 978-84-00-10747-5

Publication: Madrid : Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 2021

Reference CSIC: 13488

Other data: White Papers. CSIC Scientific Challenges: Towards 2030, vol. 5

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