The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons

Author: Sam Kean
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 031624225X
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The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. 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. In The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Sam Kean travels through time with stories of neurological curiosities: phantom limbs, Siamese twin brains, viruses that eat patients' memories, blind people who see through their tongues. He weaves these narratives together with prose that makes the pages fly by, to create a story of discovery that reaches back to the 1500s and the high-profile jousting accident that inspired this book's title. With the lucid, masterful explanations and razor-sharp wit his fans have come to expect, Kean explores the brain's secret passageways and recounts the forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made neuroscience possible.
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Sam Kean
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 491
Authors: Sam Kean
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-26 - Publisher: Random House

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Language: de
Pages: 344
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Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-29 - Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

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Pages: 300
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Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sam Kean
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
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