Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.25 × 5.47 × 0.92 in
Published: December 20, 2011
Publisher: WW Norton
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393340627
ISBN - 13: 9780393340624
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
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.
“Remarkably clear and engaging.”
“[Ramachandran] skillfully walks the line between intriguing storytelling and detailed science in these readable tales of unusual patients.”
“Provocative . . . an entertaining read.”
“[Ramachandran] has done as much as anyone to reveal the workings of the mind through the malfunctions of the brain.”