Imagine that you wake up one morning and you can’t recognize the person sleeping next to you. What do you do, and what’s the reason behind it? These are the types of questions that Sam Kean examines in his book: The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery.
Sam respects early studies of the brain and how they helped scientists understand our physiology. Through the medium of stories and anecdotes, he uses true narratives to illustrate the incredible power of our brains, and just what the human body is capable of. Travelling the world blind, recognizing only moving objects, learning to see through your eyes, and the list goes on. His list of mind boggling discoveries is truly incredible.
Sam’s hope is that one day, by understanding how the brain works, we can ultimately work to fix many of the neurological disorders that we deal with today. The book is witty, sprinkled with historical anecdotes, and relatable. Are you ready to learn, be entertained, and also uncover some of the most intriguing stories to pop up in neuroscience in the last century?
Topics: Brain Anatomy, Brain Physiology, Brain Biology, Brain History
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