The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human by V. S. Ramachandran
V. S. Ramachandran paints a compelling picture of the human brain in: The Tell-Tale Brain. The book looks at odd and compelling cases that have come up in the world of neuroscience. These cases revolve around topics like language, consciousness, and our ability to be creative.
The passion that Ramachandran has for neuroscience is evident throughout the book, as he explains why we are learning more about how the brain works than ever before. Crucially, Ramachandran uncovers some of the key ways that our brains function, by examining the brains of people with abnormalities. By comparing the abnormal to the normal, Ramachandran illustrates exciting, and often unexpected insights into the field of neuroscience. This book may be challenging for the average reader, but it’s well worth the time and effort.
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