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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

by Kean, Sam,

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ANFCD Kean
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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.
Additional Information
Subjects Brain -- Popular works.
Neuropsychology -- Popular works.
Brain -- Physiology -- Popular works.
Brain -- Diseases -- Popular works.
Neurosciences -- Popular works.
Brain -- Diseases.
Brain -- Physiology.
Popular works.
Publisher [Ashland, Oregon] : New York, NY :2014
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Leyva, Henry, narrator.
Hachette Audio (Firm)
Blackstone Audio, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Henry Leyva.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
Duration: 12:30:00.
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
Description 11 audio discs (approximately 12.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781478901211
9781478901181 (library ed.)
1478901187 (library ed.)
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