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    The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human (CD-Audio) By (author) V. S. Ramachandran, Narrator David Drummond

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    DescriptionV. S. Ramachandran is at the forefront of his field--so much so that Richard Dawkins dubbed him the "Marco Polo of neuroscience." Now, in a major new work, Ramachandran sets his sights on the mystery of human uniqueness. Taking us to the frontiers of neurology, he reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain function and how it evolved. Synesthesia becomes a window into the brain mechanisms that make some of us more creative than others. And autism--for which Ramachandran opens a new direction for treatment--gives us a glimpse of the aspect of being human that we understand least: self-awareness. Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in neurology with a storyteller's eye for compelling case studies and a researcher's flair for new approaches to age-old questions. Tracing the strange links between neurology and behavior, this book unveils a wealth of clues into the deepest mysteries of the human brain.

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    The Tell-Tale Brain
    A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) V. S. Ramachandran, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452650647
    ISBN 10: 1452650640

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PSX
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    DC22: 616.8
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000
    DC22: 612.8
    BISAC V2.8: SCI036000, SCI027000, SCI089000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56720
    LC classification: RC351 .R243 2011D
    Thema V1.0: JMM, PSX, MFG, PSAJ, PSAN
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    25 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    V. S. Ramachandran is the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of "A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness." David Drummond has been narrating audiobooks for a few years now and hopes one of these days to get it right. He much prefers dead authors and live audiences.
    Review quote
    "Ramachandran produces an exhilarating and at times funny text that invites discussion and experimentation." ---Kirkus