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The Resource The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean

The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean

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The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
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The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons
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the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
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Sam Kean
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  • Dueling neurosurgeons
  • History of the human brain
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eng
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Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents--and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.--From publisher description
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Title
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons
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The author of the best-seller The Disappearing Spoon offers fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience
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10304627
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
617.480232
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RD593
  • QP376
LC item number
.K36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
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the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
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Sam Kean
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History of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean
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The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index
Contents
Gross anatomy. The dueling neurosurgeons -- Cells, senses, circuits. The assassin's soup ; Wiring and rewiring ; Facing brain damage -- Body and brain. The brain's motor ; The laughing disease ; Sex and punishment -- Beliefs and delusions. The sacred disease ; "Sleights of mind" -- Consciousness. Honest lying ; Left, right, and center ; The man, the myth, the legend
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ocn870336349
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780316182348
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004910
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illustrations

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