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In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases'¬ ;from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a storyteller'¬"s eye for compelling case studies and a researcher'¬"s flair for new approaches to age-old questions, Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in brain science, including language, creativity, and consciousness.
V. S. Ramachandran is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and a professor with the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego. He lives in Del Mar, California.
Table of Contents
|Introduction No Mere Ape||p. 3|
|Phantom Limbs and Plastic Brains||p. 24|
|Seeing and Knowing||p. 41|
|Loud Colors and Hot Babes: Synesthesia||p. 75|
|The Neurons that Shaped Civilization||p. 117|
|Where is Steven? The Riddle of Autism||p. 136|
|The Power of Babble: The Evolution of Language||p. 153|
|Beauty and the Brain: The Emergence of Aesthetics||p. 192|
|The Artful Brain: Universal Laws||p. 218|
|An Ape With a Soul: How Introspection Evolved||p. 245|
|Illustration Credits||p. 340|
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