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Switched On : From Asperger's to Emotional Awakening

Author: John Elder Robison
Publisher: New York : Oneworld Publications, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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For the first time in my life, I learned what it was really like to truly know" other people's feelings. At a stroke I went from oblivious to insightful, and my life was forever changed. It was as if I'd been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything - and particularly other people - in brilliant beautiful color."Six years ago, John Elder Robison published Look Me In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Robison, John.
Switched On : From Asperger's to Emotional Awakening.
New York, NY : Oneworld Publications, ©2016
Named Person: John Elder Robison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Elder Robison
ISBN: 9781780745527 1780745524
OCLC Number: 946509134
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Author's Note; Foreword; Prologue; An Electrifying Proposal; The Value of Detachment, Circa 1978; Medical Magnets; Why Change?; Horsepower; Informed Consent; The History of Brain Stimulation; Mapping My Brain; The Night the Music Came Alive; Emotion; Singing for Ambulances; A Family Affair; Seeing into People; Hallucinations and Reality; Awakening; Science Fiction Becomes Real; The Zero-Sum Game; The Shimmer of Music; Aftermath; Nature's Engineers; Speech; A More Subtle Result; Different Kinds of Success; Rewriting History; Fear; A New Beginning. Tuning Out the StaticMind Readers; A Death in the Family; Back in the Groove; Postscript: The Future; Afterword; Findings and Further Reading; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: John Elder Robison.

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`An eye-opening book with a radical message...The transformations [John Elder Robison] undergoes throughout the book are astonishing.' * <i>New York Times Read more...

 
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