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The Resource 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, Sam Kean

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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
Title
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons
Title remainder
the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
Statement of responsibility
Sam Kean
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Kean, Sam
Dewey number
617.4/80232
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RD593
  • QP376
LC item number
.K36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosciences
Label
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gross anatomy. The dueling neurosurgeons -- Cells, senses, circuits. The assassin's soup ; Wiring and rewiring ; Facing brain damage -- Body and brain. The brain's motor ; The laughing disease ; Sex and punishment -- Beliefs and delusions. The sacred disease ; "Sleights of mind" -- Consciousness. Honest lying ; Left, right, and center ; The man, the myth, the legend
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780316182348
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn870336349
  • (OCoLC)870336349
Label
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gross anatomy. The dueling neurosurgeons -- Cells, senses, circuits. The assassin's soup ; Wiring and rewiring ; Facing brain damage -- Body and brain. The brain's motor ; The laughing disease ; Sex and punishment -- Beliefs and delusions. The sacred disease ; "Sleights of mind" -- Consciousness. Honest lying ; Left, right, and center ; The man, the myth, the legend
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780316182348
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn870336349
  • (OCoLC)870336349

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