In the tradition of the works of Oliver Sacks, this fascinating journey into the deep architecture of the mind introduces readers to a range of patients suffering from strange neurological afflictions, explains how Dr. Ramachandran's evaluations reveal what actually occurs in the brain, and explores what these findings reveal about dreams, ...
In the tradition of the works of Oliver Sacks, this fascinating journey into the deep architecture of the mind introduces readers to a range of patients suffering from strange neurological afflictions, explains how Dr. Ramachandran's evaluations reveal what actually occurs in the brain, and explores what these findings reveal about dreams, laughter, memory, depression, body image, and language. Photos & illustrations.
Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
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Very Good. No Dj. 8vo. pp. 328, "Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments--using such low-tech tools as cotton swabs, glasses of water and dime-store mirrors. In Phantoms in the Brain, Dr. Ramachandranrecounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us about who we are, how we construct our body image, why we laugh or become depressed, why we may believe in God, how we make decisions, deceive ourselves and dream, perhaps even why we're so clever at philosophy, music and art. Some of his most notable cases: A woman paralyzed on the left side of her body who believes she is lifting a tray of drinks with both hands offers a unique opportunity to test Freud's theory of denial. A man who insists he is talking with God challenges us to ask: Could we be "wired" for religious experience? A woman who hallucinates cartoon characters illustrates how, in a sense, we are all hallucinating, all the time."
Very Good. Trade Paperback. Foreword by Oliver Sacks. xix, 328pp, text-figures, notes, bibliography, index. A work of popular science on the brain dealing mainly with the author's own experiences working with neurological patients.
Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Acceptable ex-library book with the usual stamps, numbers & plastic over the cover. Plastic shows scuffing wear. Book cover shows some wear to the bottom edges & corners. Pages are free of writing & tight with some creased corners & smudges. Book is cracked in the middle but is all still intact. Inside front & back cover has specks and dirt wear. Outside edge of pages has dirt wear. All text is clean.
VS Ramachandran's research into the workings of the brain are fascinating. Furthermore his discussion of working with patients is refreshing. He trusts people who describe strange workings of the brain and perception, and then is able to assist them. Great read.
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