The Resource Unthinkable : an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains, Helen Thomson

Unthinkable : an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains, Helen Thomson

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Unthinkable : an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains
Title
Unthinkable
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an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains
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Helen Thomson
Title variation
Extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains
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Language
eng
Summary
"Our brains are more extraordinary--and far stranger--than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathize, and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced--or disappeared overnight? Helen Thomson has spent years traveling the world, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way. From the man who thinks he's a tiger, to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them, to a woman who hears music that's not there, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain. Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb, and how to make better decisions. Learn how to hallucinate, and how to make yourself happier in a split second. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable."--Dust jacket
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Thomson, Helen
Dewey number
612.82
Index
index present
LC call number
RC 386.2 .T49 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 G-502
  • WL 300
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  • Thomson, Helen
  • Brain
  • Brain Diseases
  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • Diseases
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Brain
  • Diseases
  • Neurosciences
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Unthinkable : an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains, Helen Thomson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-263) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
Introduction: The strange life of the brain -- Bob: never forgetting a moment -- Sharon: Being permanently lost -- Rubâen: seeing auras -- Tommy: switching personalities -- Sylvia: an endless hallucination -- Matar: turning into a tiger -- Louise: becoming unreal -- Graham: waking up dead -- Joel: feeling other people's pain -- Conclusion: Nothing is unthinkable
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780062391162
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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  • (OCoLC)1030274175
  • (OCoLC)on1030274175
Label
Unthinkable : an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains, Helen Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The strange life of the brain -- Bob: never forgetting a moment -- Sharon: Being permanently lost -- Rubâen: seeing auras -- Tommy: switching personalities -- Sylvia: an endless hallucination -- Matar: turning into a tiger -- Louise: becoming unreal -- Graham: waking up dead -- Joel: feeling other people's pain -- Conclusion: Nothing is unthinkable
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780062391162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030274175
  • (OCoLC)on1030274175

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