The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 17, 2011 - Science - 384 pages

"A profoundly intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks

In 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.

 

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Interesting ideas and info. Writing style needs editing. Read full review

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User Review  - Siri - Goodreads

Ramachandran is an accessible writer for a subject than can sometimes be inaccessible: science. Lots of his real life experiences humanize the subject matter. I learned some stuff about phantom limbs and the brain that i will likely never apply. It was all very interesting. Read full review

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V. S. Ramachandran is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and a Distinguished Professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in Del Mar, California.

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