• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Bad Moves: How decision making goes wrong, and the ethics of smart drugs (Hardback)
  • Bad Moves: How decision making goes wrong, and the ethics of smart drugs (Hardback)
zoom

Bad Moves: How decision making goes wrong, and the ethics of smart drugs (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£14.99
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 25/04/2013
  • In stock online

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Making decisions is such a regular activity that it is mostly taken for granted. However, damage or abnormality in the areas of the brain involved in decision-making can severely affect personality and the ability to manage even simple tasks. Here, Barbara Sahakian and Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta discuss the process of normal decision making - our strategies for making decisions, biases that affect us, and influential factors - and then describe the abnormal patterns found in patients with conditions such as severe depression, Alzheimer's, and accidental brain damage. Using striking examples and case studies from their own research to show the impact of abnormal decision making, they introduce the concept of 'hot' and 'cold' decision making based on the level of emotions involved, showing that in various psychiatric conditions extreme emotions alter the pattern of decision making. Looking at the ways in which the brain can be manipulated to improve cognitive function in these patients, they consider the use of 'smart drugs' that alleviate these problems. The realization that smart drugs can improve cognitive abilities in healthy people has led to growing general use, with drugs easily available via the Internet. They raise ethical questions about the availability of these drugs for cognitive enhancement, in the hope of informing public debate about an increasingly important issue.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199668472
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 218 x 141 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

Asylums
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Ebola
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
NHS for Sale
Added to basket
£10.95
Paperback
Concise Colour Medical Dictionary
Added to basket
£14.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Oxford Handbook of General Practice
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Black's Student Medical Dictionary
Added to basket
No Time to Lose
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination and Practical Skills
Added to basket
Overcoming Anxiety, 2nd Edition
Added to basket
The Viral Storm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis
Added to basket
£29.99
Part-work (fascículo)
The Paleo Primer
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.