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

ISBN-10: 0393340627
ISBN-13: 9780393340624
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction No Mere Ape
Phantom Limbs and Plastic Brains
Seeing and Knowing
Loud Colors and Hot Babes: Synesthesia
The Neurons that Shaped Civilization
Where is Steven? The Riddle of Autism
The Power of Babble: The Evolution of Language
Beauty and the Brain: The Emergence of Aesthetics
The Artful Brain: Universal Laws
An Ape With a Soul: How Introspection Evolved
Epilogue
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

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