Head Case : How I Almost Lost My Mind Trying to Understand My Brain
A complete stranger to science, Cass immersed himself in the world of neuroscience, subjecting himself to brain scans, psychological tests, and scientific conferences, as he attempted to gain a better understanding of ADHD, anxiety, stress, motivation and reward, and consciousness. Then things got a little weird. What began as a more clinical effort to understand himself soon became a personal and emotional journey into the fragile, mysterious workings of the mind and the self.
Head Case is a charming, hilarious, and at times harrowing memoir of scientific experimentation. It's a story of science and society, of fathers and sons, and of how the past lives on in the present. Along the way the book asks timeless questions: What do we know about ourselves? What can we know about ourselves? And how much self-knowledge can a single person handle?
- Paperback | 214 pages
- 132.08 x 198.12 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
- 04 Jun 2008
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
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