NEUROSCIENTIST WHO LOST HER MIND: My Tale Of Madness And Recovery

byBarbara K. Lipska

Hardcover | November 15, 2019

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As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness-only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind.

In January 2015, Barbara Lipska-a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness-was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after hernightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity.

In The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, Lipska describes her extraordinary ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain. She explains how mental illness, brain injury, and age can change our behavior, personality, cognition, and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone.
BARBARA K. LIPSKA, Ph.D., is director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and human brain development. A native of Poland, she holds a Ph.D. in medical sciences from the Medical School of Warsaw, and is an internationally recognized leader in human postmortem r...
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Title:NEUROSCIENTIST WHO LOST HER MIND: My Tale Of Madness And RecoveryFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.81 inPublished:November 15, 2019Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1328787303

ISBN - 13:9781328787309

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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