The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : ; By Kean, Sam,

Format:Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents--and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.--From publisher description. | The author of the best-seller The Disappearing Spoon offers fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience.
ISBN:9780316182355
LCCN:2014004910
Physical Details: 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes:Includes reader's guide.
Record No.:400610
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01. English Non Fiction 617.4 KEA Bluefield High School 2019-09-17 BLUE29183
01. English Non Fiction 617.4 KEA Montague Regional High School 2020-05-28 MONT20416