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A portrait of the brain

Author: Adam Zeman
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2008.
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In this book, the author, a neurologist, tells the stories of patients with a variety of neurological disorders, some familiar (epilepsy, chronic fatigue, stroke, memory loss), and others relatively mysterious (narcolepsy, chronic deja vu, compulsive fidgeting, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). Chapter by chapter, he reveals the various levels of the brain, from the atom to the mind, and explores what happens when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Zeman
ISBN: 9780300114164 0300114168
OCLC Number: 165477879
Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Atom : I am tired --
Gene : don't fidget --
Protein : the light of dawn --
Organelle : metamorphoses --
Neuron : lost in translation --
Synapse : Dr Gelineau's dream --
Neural network : the sense of pre-existence --
Lobe : the art of losing --
Psyche : betrayal --
Sou l: the anatomy of the soul --
Epilogue : O magnum mysterium.
Responsibility: Adam Zeman.
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Tells the stories of patients with a variety of neurological disorders, some familiar (epilepsy, chronic fatigue, stroke, memory loss) and others relatively mysterious (narcolepsy, chronic deja vu,  Read more...

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"'This book is timely... a huge breath of fresh air.' Professor M.R. Trimble, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London"

 
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from a review published in Science News, Ap 25, 2008

[written in] lucid, conversational prose... easy-reading book will likely serve as an appetizer for learning fully about what goes on inside people’s minds.

Case studies drawn from Zeman’s practice illustrate...
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