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The Private Life of the Brain

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7291.935/a (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:935
  1. Barbara Godlee, social anthropologist
  1. Cambridge

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    Susan A Greenfield

    Penguin, £18.99, pp 258

    ISBN 0 713 99192 5

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    The nature and seat of consciousness—the faculty that, above all, distinguishes humans from other animals—is at the forefront of brain research, attracting scientists of every persuasion, from geneticists to psychologists. Susan Greenfield, the internationally renowned director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, is rightly acclaimed for the many years she has spent successfully chipping away at the coal-face of brain research. One of her most valuable achievements has …

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