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The Resource The tale of the duelling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness and recovery, Sam Kean

The tale of the duelling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness and recovery, Sam Kean

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The tale of the duelling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness and recovery
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The tale of the duelling neurosurgeons
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the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness and recovery
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Sam Kean
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eng
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For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infections, lobotomies, horrendous accidents, phantom limbs, Siamese twins - and see how the victims changed afterwards. In many cases their survival was miraculous, and observers marvelled at the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed. Parents suddenly couldn't recognise their children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars and paedophiles. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. Others couldn't read but could write. The stories of these people laid the foundations of modern neuroscience and, century by century, key cases taught scientists what every last region of the brain did. With lucid explanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explores the brain's secret passageways and recounts the forgotten tales of the ordinary individuals whose struggles, resilience and deep humanity made neuroscience possible
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Kean, Sam
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612.82
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
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adult
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The tale of the duelling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness and recovery, Sam Kean
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
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000053496090
Dimensions
24 cm.
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407 pages
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9780857522207
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(paperback)
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illustrations
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The tale of the duelling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness and recovery, Sam Kean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053496090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
407 pages
Isbn
9780857522207
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations

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