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The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human : A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
"A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." -Oliver SacksIn this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases-from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a storyteller's eye for compelling case studies and a researcher's flair for new approaches to age-old questions, Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in brain science, including language, creativity, and consciousness.
"Provocative . . . an entertaining read." - Scientific American Mind "[Ramachandran] skillfully walks the line between intriguing storytelling and detailed science in these readable tales of unusual patients." - Science News "Remarkably clear and engaging." - Times Union "[Ramachandran] has done as much as anyone to reveal the workings of the mind through the malfunctions of the brain." - New York Times Book Review
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W. W. Norton & Company
January 01, 2011
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