Phantoms in the Brain

Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

Recommended by Lewis Wolpert, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #6 in Neuroscience, Ranked #9 in Neurologysee more rankings.

Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments -- using such low-tech tools as cotton swabs, glasses of water and dime-store mirrors. In Phantoms in the Brain, Dr. Ramachandran recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us about who we are, how... more

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Lewis Wolpert It’s really about how people who have some physical injury to their brain can have fantasies that bear no relationship to reality whatsoever. (Source)

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