Coverart for item
The Resource Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison

Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison

Label
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Title
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Statement of responsibility
John Elder Robison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When John Elder Robison published Look Me in the Eye, his darkly funny bestselling memoir about growing up with Asperger's Syndrome, he was launched into international prominence as an autism expert. But in spite of his success, he still struggled to decode the secret language of social interactions, and often felt like a misfit who understood car engines better than people. So when a group of Harvard neuroscientists told John about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), an experimental brain therapy that promised to remediate the disabilities of autism and unlock his emotional intelligence, he jumped at the chance to join their study. Switched On recounts the adventure that followed, as John became a guinea pig to the world's top brain researchers in an effort to understand the social and emotional deficits that lie at the heart of autism, with electrifying results. As Robison describes his transformation: "For the first time in my life, I learned what it was like to truly 'know' other people's feelings. It was as if I'd been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything--and particularly other people--in brilliant beautiful color.""--
Related Authorities
  • M4FHt0VKn3k
  • f4WCmENQ-8E
  • sgiJrgPb3ho
  • NByR5Uf58ek
  • wFlAHMeX3Gg
  • f8K-sFcrmBM
  • 8BoiAfoR1Jo
  • raFZRhE0P78
  • WA4q00LL4uE
  • yeM8ZWL356Q
  • JV2Ud0NIzak
  • 1e4sbW-TECU
Related Subjects
  • J--7qHI_hgU
  • SaaZiFevb64
  • rPnDLMl08f0
  • aC_YlMlTcFw
  • vfon5ftj-RE
  • xVmRmKiIzBw
  • LFIfs5kkHEM
  • 2aggMrgzzW8
Related Context
  • 8CnrWbVuWX4
  • 9lH6zN17GAI
Related by recommendation
  • vatMNyrh0G4
  • ENGtsLvbcOk
  • 081DiOBXpiM
  • dMfQuo1C544
  • fWlB5f7vJZk
  • 7cqkQbuXq3I
  • w5qdZs4xGEU
  • y9SAL_sh-sk
  • 5LNuYz1LRjw
  • vtS8JbhiCis
  • AOwtQ1LP73c
  • C7rX82g0NUY
  • zvxMMY1x5Kg
  • LeVZwXyu07s
  • JFfxUXDhvTY
  • RFxw2hFSrnk
  • w53jZYAymnA
  • AoJrhT8dTPg
  • Qcz7ii523nQ
  • ZPReYSgwMWg
  • Dwbjbi5skbM
  • TkjrW39tYb8
  • PEnKbFdtmx8
  • cYo_ikhdf8E
  • FXC8ur7Pnig
  • nVH_oKQtzrA
  • S8sV5VG8fEg
  • N95VpI5EhE8
  • pzFkB7J0isI
  • jUJPY8LDGBw
Title
Switched on
Creator
Summary
A follow-up to the best-selling Look Me in the Eye continues the story of the author's struggles with autism, recounting how, after undergoing an experimental brain therapy, he began to experience empathy in ways that challenged his perceptions about his relationships, memories and sense of identity
Subject
Genre
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10473085
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 616.85/88320092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
R6356 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleRemainder
a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
John Elder Robison
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison

Library Locations

    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
Processing Feedback ...