The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery by Sam KeanThe Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery by Sam Kean

The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories…

bySam Kean

Audio Book (CD) | May 6, 2014

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From theauthor of the bestseller The DisappearingSpoon comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

Earlystudies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait formisfortune to strike-strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies,horrendous accidents-and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival wasmiraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took placeafterward, altering victims' personalities. An injury to one section can leavea person unable to recognize loved ones; some brain trauma can even make you apathological gambler, pedophile, or liar. But a few scientists realized thatthese injuries were an opportunity for studying brain function at its extremes.

With lucidexplanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passagewayswhile recounting forgotten stories of common people whose struggles,resiliency, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.

Title:The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories…Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.7 × 5.2 × 1 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1478901217

ISBN - 13:9781478901211

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Must Read for every Psychologist Major I quite enjoyed this book. It was a little heavy at times with some of the Neuroscience which might be a bit too much for some light readers and even for me who has majored in Psych. It's hard to know how it should have been organized because there is quite an overlap of stories and certain psychologists influencing others. Most of the stories I hadn't heard of except for H.M and Phineas of course but some of the ideas I was able to follow easily and others not so much. But it was a good read overall and I look forward to reading the other books he has written. Next up the disappearing spoon!
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! It's everything I didn't know that I wanted in a book about the human brain!
Date published: 2017-08-20