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Memoirs of An Addicted Brain : A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs  	 - Marc Lewis

Memoirs of An Addicted Brain

A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs

Paperback Published: 25th January 2012
ISBN: 9781921844607
Number Of Pages: 320

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A gripping, triumphant memoir about the power of addiction and its effect on the brain — from a man who knows it intimately

Marc Lewis knows addiction: that desperate ambition to get high accompanied him around the world for many years. In the 1960s, Lewis was a teenager in boarding school, experimenting with cough syrup and alcohol to assuage his depression. When he moved to Berkeley, California, the pulsing heart of the counter- cultural movement, he began using LSD and heroin. Thirty-four years on, Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist, and he studies the brains of troubled children. But he never forgets that he was once one of those kids — and that, no matter how many scientific conferences he attends, he always will be.

In this mesmerising memoir, Lewis recounts his relationship with drugs from the inside out. Memoirs of an Addicted Brain is a penetrating, powerful analysis of addiction that offers a fascinating insight into the human brain — and what drives it to self-destruction.

‘Engrossing and vividly written … Accessible to all.’
– Gabor Maté, MD

About the Author

DR MARC LEWIS is a developmental neuroscientist and professor of human development and applied psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen, one of the top five universities in the Netherlands, and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010. The author of over 50 journal publications in neuroscience and developmental psychology, he is at the forefront of knowledge of the emotional brain and the neural foundations of personality development.

a wonderful insight into addiction


A fascinating insight into adiction and the science explaining its causes and effects

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Gives a great understanding into addiction

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ISBN: 9781921844607
ISBN-10: 1921844604
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th January 2012
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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