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2.0 out of 5 stars Deja vu, February 11, 2011
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This review is from: The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human (Hardcover)
I have read Phantoms in the Brain, which I think is one of the best popular books on neuroscience: informative, well-written,cutting edge research. All you want in one sigle package. I eagerly awaited for Ramachandran's next book, but I have to say that The Tell-Tale Brain is quite disappointing. I am still half way through and wonder: why did he write another version of his previous book? Does he want to place some of his (controversial) ideas in the popular mind?

I will finish reading it for sure, since I already bought it. But if you want to save some money, buy Phantoms in the Brain.
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Initial post: Apr 25, 2011 9:55:25 AM PDT
David T. says:
I'm curious for a first time reader would this be better than Phantoms since its 12 years newer and more up to date?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 8:10:03 AM PDT
I had the same thought. Much has happened in the field during the last 12 years. Do I want the most up to date ( assuming this book is updated), or do I want to save $ 5?

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2014 3:26:27 AM PST
scott says:
I think it's a great book. (I did not read phantoms)
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