The Tell-tale Brain
A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us HumanBook - 2011
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