The Tell-tale Brain

The Tell-tale Brain

A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

Book - 2011
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Taking us to the frontiers of neurology, the author reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Synesthesia becomes a window into the brain mechanisms that make some of us more creative than others. And autism-for which Ramachandran opens a new direction for treatment-gives us a glimpse of the aspect of being human that we understand least: self-awareness. Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in neurology with a storyteller's eye for compelling case studies and a researcher's flair for new approaches to age-old questions.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2011
Characteristics: xxvi, 357 p. : ill. : 25 cm
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393077827 (hardcover)
Call Number: 616.8 RAMACHANDRAN


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Jan 16, 2015

Challenging to listen to because the narrator keeps refering to "Figure 1.3 A MEG (megnetoencephalograph) map of the body surface in a right-arm...". I returned the audio and took out the print. Don't miss Ramachandran's TED Talk.

May 09, 2011

This was a great book!

gpetryk Apr 06, 2011



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