{Ebook} Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind ☆ By V. S. Ramachandran,Sandra Blakeslee

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Neuroscientist VS Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and uirky uestions 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. I am a recent amputee who like so many other amputees has had the strange experience of a phantom leg ie a feeling that there is still a leg and a foot where the leg and foot were pre amputation I saw an article by a well known doctor who recommended the book Phantoms in the Brain by Dr VS Ramachandran to help explain some of the mysteries of this phenomenon I have not finished reading the book as yet but what I have read is very interesting If you have interest in this phenomenon I believe this is a worthwhile book to own

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Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

Rtunity to test Freud's theory of denial A man who insists he is talking with God challenges us to ask Could we be wired for religious experience A woman who hallucinates cartoon characters illustrates how in a sense we are all hallucinating all the timeDr Ramachandran's inspired medical detective work pushes the boundaries of medicine's last great frontier the human mind yielding new and provocative insights into the big uestions about consciousness and the sel. Excellent book

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Has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain and what these findings tell us about who we are how we construct our body image why we laugh or become depressed why we may believe in God how we make decisions deceive ourselves and dream perhaps even why we're so clever at philosophy music and art Some of his most notable casesA woman paralyzed on the left side of her body who believes she is lifting a tray of drinks with both hands offers a uniue oppo. If ever a book illustrated that the brain is nothing than a machine albeit a profoundly complex one then this is it and this is why I am mystified as to why the author seems still to believe in free will But put that to one side he only mentions it two or three times toward the end of the book this is a fascinating study on how the brain works and is an extraordinary combination of case study and intelligent speculation the latter inevitable in what is now at the forefront of biology research for anyone for whom this is an area of interest this book should not be missed


9 thoughts on “Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

  1. says:

    I am a recent amputee, who like so many other amputees has had the strange experience of a phantom leg ie: a feeling that there is still a leg and a foot where the leg and foot were pre amputation. I saw an article by a we

  2. says:

    Q How do you eat an elephant?

    A One bite at a time.

    Q How do you explain a system that is complex, convoluted

  3. says:

    Purchased this to understand how the mind can make you feel phantom pains in non existing limbs.

    Very detailed but fairly easy to understand. I had no idea the sense of feeling was so complicated and so many pathways existed to determine touch etc.

    The examples provided help you understand how this works as well as we

  4. says:

    Like Oliver Sacks, Ramachandran tells of some startling neurological insights he's gained by examining unusual cases. These pages contain summ

  5. says:

    If ever a book illustrated that the brain is nothing than a machine, albeit a profoundly complex one, then this

  6. says:

    Excellent book, very informative and also written in a very attractive way. It presents facts of scientific research in a manner that manages to keep you interested, without being stuffed with the medical jargon

  7. says:

    I read Phantoms in the Brain after coming across a few good quotes from it in Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction.

  8. says:

    This is a really interesting book and has linked in well with the neuroscience modules of my medical degree. But knowledge of the brain isn't essential as everything is clearly explained. And anyway, this book is about the bizarre neurological disorders out there, many of which are unimaginable and the consequences of thes

  9. says:

    Excellent book.