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Phantoms in the brain

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Phantoms in the brain : probing the mysteries of the human mind

Ramachandran, V. S. (Vilayanur S.), 1951-

New York : Quill, [1999]

xix, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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Dr. Ramachandran recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us about who we are, how we construct our body image, why we laugh or become depressed, why we may believe in God, how we make decisions, deceive ourselves and dream, perhaps even why we're so clever at philosophy, music and art.

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ISBN:

978-0-688-17217-6

ISBN:

978-0-688-17217-6

ISBN:

978-0-688-15247-5 (alk. paper)

ISBN:

978-0-688-15247-5 (alk. paper)

LC Call No:

RC351 .R24 1998

Dewey Class No:

612.8/2 21

Author:

Ramachandran, V. S. (Vilayanur S.), 1951-

Title:

Phantoms in the brain : probing the mysteries of the human mind / V.S. Ramachandran, and Sandra Blakeslee.

Edition:

First Quill edition.

Physical:

xix, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

ContentType:

text txt rdacontent

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BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-313) and index.

ParticipantNote:

Special EFX.

Summary:

Dr. Ramachandran recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us about who we are, how we construct our body image, why we laugh or become depressed, why we may believe in God, how we make decisions, deceive ourselves and dream, perhaps even why we're so clever at philosophy, music and art.

Subject:

Neurology--Popular works

Subject:

Brain--Popular works

Subject:

Neurosciences--Popular works.

AE:PersName:

Blakeslee, Sandra.

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