The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human Reprint Edition

Book Name: The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human Reprint Edition
Author: V. S. Ramachandran
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-10: 0393077829,9780393080582
Year: 2011
Pages: 357
Language: English
File size: 1 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

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In a significant new job, Ramachandran sets his sights on the puzzle of individual uniqueness. Taking us into the frontiers of neurology, he shows what baffling and intense case studies may teach us about normal brain function and the way it evolved. Synesthesia becomes a window to the brain mechanisms that make some of us more imaginative than others. And autism for which Ramachandran unlocks a fresh leadership for therapy provides us a peek of this component of being human which we know least: self-awareness. Ramachandran tackles the very fascinating and contentious topics in neurology with a storyteller’s eye for persuasive case studies and a researcher flair for new methods to age-old queries. Tracing the odd links between neurology and behaviour, this book unveils an abundance of clues to the deepest mysteries of your mind. 15 black illustrations. Starred Review. Ramachandran (A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness), manager of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UCSD, investigates why people, that are”anatomically, neurologically and physiologically apes,” aren’t”only” apes. While critters can communicate with gesture and sound, and chimpanzees can use words to communicate immediate demands, people have developed the ability to talk in complex sentences, and often talk in metaphor. Ramachandran supposes that, as we could map the activities and intuit their ideas, we additionally map our own sensory devices, perceiving our environment and perceiving ourselves perceiving our environment. We envision the future and speculate about the past and work to comprehend our place in the world, laying the basis for our sense of free will; we not just envisage future activities, but are conscious of their possible impacts and the responsibility for our decisions. He offers an intriguing explanation of cutting-edge-neurological study that deepens our Comprehension of the connection between the senses of the brain as well as the workings of the mind

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