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The elusive brain : literary experiments in the age of neuroscience

Author: Jason Daniel Tougaw; Joseph E LeDoux
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring a foreword by renowned neuroscientist Joseph E. LeDoux, 'The Elusive Brain' is an illuminating, comprehensive survey of contemporary literature's engagement with neuroscience. This work explores how literature interacts with neuroscience to provide a better understanding of the brain's relationship to the self. Jason Tougaw surveys the work of contemporary writers - including Oliver Sacks, Temple Grandin,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Daniel Tougaw; Joseph E LeDoux
ISBN: 9780300235609 0300235607
OCLC Number: 1030892830
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: You Are Your Brain, You Are Not Your Brain; 1 Before Neuromania; Interlude: Neurodiversity in the Age of the Brain Atlas; 2 Brain Memoirs; 3 Three Autistic Autobiographers; Interlude: If You've Met One Autistic Reviewer ... ; 4 Narrating Neurological Difference; 5 Touching Brains in the Neuronovel; Interlude: Interview with Maud Casey; 6 Neurocomics and Neuroimaging; Epilogue: Reading Organisms in the Age of Neuroscience; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P. QR; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Jason Tougaw ; Forreword by Joseph E. Ledoux.

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A highly original account of how literature and neuroscience interact to explain the relationship between the mind, body, and brain  Read more...

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Winner of the Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 award sponsored by Choice"A remarkably sane book. Tougaw's analyses show a supple and adroit mind at work."-N. Katherine Hayles, author of Unthought: Read more...

 
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