The Tell-Tale Brain
A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
"A profoundly intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks
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.
Praise For The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human…
— Anthony Gottlieb
Provocative…an entertaining read.
— Frank Bures
[Ramachandran] skillfully walks the line between intriguing storytelling and detailed science in these readable tales of unusual patients.
— Eva Emerson
Remarkably clear and engaging.
— Elizabeth Floyd Mair
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340624, 384pp.
Publication Date: January 23, 2012