The Tell-tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest For What Makes Us Human

Paperback | December 20, 2011

byV S Ramachandran

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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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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 controversia...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.3 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:December 20, 2011Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780393340624

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[Ramachandran] has done as much as anyone to reveal the workings of the mind through the malfunctions of the brain. — Anthony Gottlieb (New York Times Book Review)[Ramachandran] skillfully walks the line between intriguing storytelling and detailed science in these readable tales of unusual patients. — Eva Emerson (Science News)Provocative . . . an entertaining read. — Frank Bures (Scientific American Mind)Remarkably clear and engaging. — Elizabeth Floyd Mair (Times Union)