9780131872783

A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131872783

  • ISBN10:

    0131872788

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-07-26
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

"How can people come to believe that their poodle is an impostor? Or see colors in numbers? Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA, said of V. S. Ramachandran's first book, "The patients he describes are fascinating, and his experiments on them are both simple and ingenious." With his unique energy and style Ramachandran now shares his insights into the mind from such everyday human experiences as pain, sight, and the appreciation of beauty to the ultimate philosophical conundrums of consciousness."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

V. S. Ramachandran is director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and adjunct professor of biology at the Salk Institute.

Table of Contents

Preface
A Pain in the Brain
Believing Is Seeing
The Artful Brain
Purple Numbers and Sharp Cheese
Neuroscience
The New Philosophy
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
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