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

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

The "Marco Polo of Neuroscience" traces the links between neurology and behavior and discusses how normal brain function evolves through the examination of several baffling and extreme case studies and describes a new direction for the ...

Author: V. S. Ramachandran

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393077827

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The "Marco Polo of Neuroscience" traces the links between neurology and behavior and discusses how normal brain function evolves through the examination of several baffling and extreme case studies and describes a new direction for the treatment of autism.
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The tell tale brain

The tell tale brain

Author: Vangipuram Seshachar Ramachandran

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ISBN: 8184002076

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

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

circuits, as shown by Antonio Damasio), you don't usually lie or cheat, even when 100 percent sure you could get away with it if you tried. Indeed, your sense of morality and your concern for what others think of you are so powerful ...

Author: V. S. Ramachandran

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393080587

Category: Science

Page: 384

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"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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The Tell Tale Brain

The Tell Tale Brain

Drawing on strange and thought-provoking case studies, an eminent neurologist offers unprecedented insight into the evolution of the uniquely human brain.

Author: V. S. Ramachandran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099537595

Category: Affective neuroscience

Page: 386

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Drawing on strange and thought-provoking case studies, an eminent neurologist offers unprecedented insight into the evolution of the uniquely human brain.
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The Georgia Review

The Georgia Review

The Guardian , U.S. Edition . 12 Dec. 2007. Trans . ... Free Will and the Science of the Brain . New York : Harper Collins , 2011 . ... Ramachandran , V. S. The Tell - Tale Brain : A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human .

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ISBN: UCR:31210024313130

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Soul Dust

Soul Dust

This is a provocative book from a sparkling writer."--Owen Flanagan, Duke University

Author: Nicholas Humphrey

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 0857388290

Category: Consciousness

Page: 305

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How is consciousness possible? What biological purpose does it serve? Why do we value it so highly? In Soul Dust the psychologist Nicholas Humphrey, a leading figure in consciousness research, returns to the front-line with a startling new theory. Consciousness, he argues, is nothing less than a magical-mystery show that we stage for ourselves inside our own heads. This self-made show lights up the world for us, making us feel special and transcendent. Tightly argued, intellectually gripping and a joy to read, Soul Dust is a keenly anticipated book that provides answers to the deepest questions. It dovetails the 'hard problem of consciousness' with the matters that obsess us all - the fear of death, how life should be lived. Resting firmly on neuroscience and evolutionary theory, it is an uncompromising yet life-affirming work that never loses sight of the majesty and mystery of consciousness.
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Human

Human

In Human, Gazzaniga explores a number of related issues, including what makes human brains unique, the importance of language and art in defining the human condition, the nature of human consciousness, and even artificial intelligence.

Author: Michael S. Gazzaniga

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060892883

Category: Science

Page: 467

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One of the world's leading neuroscientists explores how best to understand the human condition by examining the biological, psychological, and highly social nature of our species within the social context of our lives. What happened along the evolutionary trail that made humans so unique? In his widely accessible style, Michael Gazzaniga looks to a broad range of studies to pinpoint the change that made us thinking, sentient humans, different from our predecessors. Neuroscience has been fixated on the life of the psychological self for the past fifty years, focusing on the brain systems underlying language, memory, emotion, and perception. What it has not done is consider the stark reality that most of the time we humans are thinking about social processes, comparing ourselves to and estimating the intentions of others. In Human, Gazzaniga explores a number of related issues, including what makes human brains unique, the importance of language and art in defining the human condition, the nature of human consciousness, and even artificial intelligence.
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Struck by Genius

Struck by Genius

Struck by Genius is the remarkable tale of Jason’s determined journey to overcome psychological and neurological trauma and embrace his new mind.

Author: Jason Padgett

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544045606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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After a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, the author, the first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his unique gifts.
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The Literary Review

The Literary Review

THE TELL - TALE BRAIN : UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF HUMAN NATURE * By V S Ramachandran ( William Heinemann 357pp £ 20 ) a COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE , A broad field of mind - brain research , took off in the 1980s after languishing in the ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0106157241

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