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Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind Paperback – Illustrated, August 18, 1999

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"This is a splendid book." -- Dr. Francis Crick, Nobel Laureate

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V. S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., is professor and director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, and is adjunct professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California. One of the world's foremost brain researchers, he has received many scientific honors, including a gold medal from the Australian National University and a fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. He gave the "Decade of the Brain" lecture at the Silver Jubilee meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, and his work has been featured in major media. He lives with his family in Del Mar, California.

Sandra Blakeslee is an award-winning science writer for The New York Times. For the last ten years, her reporting specialty has been neuroscience. She is the coauthor, with Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D., of two books: the national bestseller Second Chances and The Good Marriage. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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  • Item Weight : 15.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 354 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0688172172
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0688172176
  • Dimensions : 5.91 x 0.89 x 9.25 inches
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks (August 18, 1999)
  • Language: : English
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