A brief tour of human consciousness : from impostor poodles to purple numbers (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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A brief tour of human consciousness : from impostor poodles to purple numbers

Author: V S Ramachandran
Publisher: New York : Pi Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can people come to believe that their poodle is an impostor? Or see colors in numbers? Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA, said of V.S. Ramachandran's first book, "The patients he describes are fascinating, and his experiments on them are both simple and ingenious." With his unique energy and style Ramachandran now shares his insights into the mind from such everyday human experiences as pain, sight, and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V S Ramachandran
ISBN: 0131872788 9780131872783
OCLC Number: 1058070465
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile Books, 2003.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. A pain in the brain --
2. Believing is seeing --
3. The artful brain --
4. Purple numbers and sharp cheese --
5. Neuroscience --
the new philosophy.
Responsibility: V.S. Ramachandran.
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"How can people come to believe that their poodle is an impostor? Or see colors in numbers? Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA, said of V.S. Ramachandran's first book, "The patients he describes are fascinating, and his experiments on them are both simple and ingenious." With his unique energy and style Ramachandran now shares his insights into the mind from such everyday human experiences as pain, sight, and the appreciation of beauty to the ultimate philosophical conundrums of consciousness."--Jacket.

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