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Losing touch : a man without his body

Author: Jonathan Cole
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"What is like to live without touch or movement/position sense (proprioception)? The only way to understand the importance of these senses, so familiar we cannot imagine their absence, is to ask someone in that position. Ian Waterman lost them below the neck over forty years ago, though pain and temperature perception and his peripheral movement nerves were unaffected. Without proprioceptive feedback and touch the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Biography
Named Person: Ian Waterman; Ian Waterman; Ian Waterman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Cole
ISBN: 9780198778875 0198778872
OCLC Number: 945946634
Description: xiv, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations and figures --
Introduction --
Like breathing --
Z-axis and the tombstone --
French connections --
Hungry --
L'homme qui --
"The man who lost his body" --
Going parabolic: the pull of zero gravity --
Perfect day --
Throwaways: gesture in Chicago --
Feeling the warmth --
Nothing lost --
Afterword: personal perspectives --
Notes --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Cole.

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Ian Waterman lost all sense of movement below the neck over forty years ago. Unable to move, he felt disembodied and frightened. Slowly, he taught himself to dress, eat and walk by thinking about  Read more...

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[ Losing Touch: A Man Without His Body ] is also an honest and inspiring study of one man's personal resilience and motivation. * Michael Maltby, The Journal Of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Read more...

 
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