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Ramachandran, V. S
The tell-tale brain : a neuroscientist's quest for what makes us human / V.S. Ramachandran
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RC351 .R25 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Neurosciences -- Popular works
Neurology -- Popular works
Brain -- Popular works
Physical Description xxvi, 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-339) and index
Contents 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
Summary Ramachandran--the "Marco Polo of neuroscience"--reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Among the topics he discusses are synesthesia as a window to creativity and autism as a springboard to understanding self-awareness

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