Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
|New from||Used from|
The writings of Oliver Sacks and others have shown us that we can learn much about ourselves by looking closely at the deficits shown by people with neurological problems. V.S. Ramachandran has seen countless patients suffering from anosognosia, phantom limb pain, blindsight, and other disorders, and he brings a remarkable mixture of clinical intuition and research savvy to bear on their problems. He is one of the few scientists who are able and willing to explore the personal, subjective ramifications of his work; he rehumanizes an often too-sterile field and captures the spirit of wonder so essential for true discovery. Phantoms in the Brain is equal parts medical mystery, scientific adventure, and philosophical speculation; Ramachandran's writing is smart, caring, and very, very funny.
Whether you're curious about the workings of the brain, interested in alternatives to expensive, high-tech science (much of Ramachandran's research is done with materials found around the home), or simply want a fresh perspective on the nature of human consciousness, you'll find satisfaction with Phantoms in the Brain. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very informative and understandable about specific functions in the brain. The use of techniques to limit phantom limb pain etc was extremely fascinating.Published 2 months ago by Bob
HE HAS A SPT ON YOUTUBE CALLED THE SECRETS OF OUR MINDS AND IT IS VERY DOOD. I HAD TO WRITE A PAPER ON HIM IN PSYCH AND HIS FINDINGS IT'S WORTH A WATCHPublished 2 months ago by tanya nicole cook
I'm a behavioral neuroscientist and recommend this book to all my students in my neuroscience-related classes.Published 2 months ago by Moss Parker
Very great seller to work with, glad I had novel for class!Published 3 months ago by Sandra Amouzou
I love reading these stories and the interactions that Dr. Ramachandran has with his patients. The book is written in a way that is informative but still easy to read for the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stefany
Very interesting when it comes to phantom limbs study although not much into other studies of brain functionPublished 3 months ago by María del Carmen Yáñez López