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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

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Author: Sam Kean
Read by: Henry Leyva

Audio CD

Published: 6th May 2014
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From the author of the bestseller "The Disappearing Spoon" comes this tale of the brain and the history of neuroscience.Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival was miraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took place afterward, altering victims personalities. An injury to one section can leave a person unable to recognize loved ones; some brain trauma can even make you a pathological gambler, pedophile, or liar. But a few scientists realized that these injuries were an opportunity for studying brain function at its extremes.With lucid explanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explains the brain s secret passageways while recounting forgotten stories of common people whose struggles, resiliency, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible."

ISBN: 9781478901181
ISBN-10: 1478901187
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 6th May 2014
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 16.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.36