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The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human Summary Ó 100 æ V 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 uniueness TaV 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 uniueness Taking us to the frontiers of neurology he reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us ab. Brilliant book Informative entertaining and never too pedantic Some of the concepts teeter on the edge of wild speculation but is cheerfully admitted to be so by the author Am truly lucky to have an autographed copy of this pathbreaking book Will try to give a longer review with some of the important points later Anatomy IS Destiny

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Kles 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 uestions Tracing the strange links between neurology and behavior this book unveils a wealth of clues into the deepest mysteries of the human brain. This book repeats a lot of stuff that's in Phantoms in the Brain so I regard it as a rip off Read one or the other but you don't need to read both I also found the way Ramachandran's politics and his antipathy to religion intrude into his neuroscience uite obnoxious He seems to be winking at the reader and saying 'you and me we're Democrats right We're smarter and saner than guys like Dick Cheney'This kind of thing is insulting to people who've ponied up 15 dollars for his book but may not share his opinions He should confine himself to the neuroscience which is needless to say very interesting

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The Tell Tale Brain A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us HumanOut normal brain function and how it evolved Synesthesia becomes a window into the brain mechanisms that make some of us 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 tac. I've never read Ramachandran in long form before and I don't think I ever will again This stuff is right up my tree – popular neurology – but no I started having a sinking feeling at Over the years I have worked with hundreds of patients afflicted though some feel they are blessed with a great diversity of unusual and curious neurological disorders Oh really said my eyebrows because that could either be a careless turn of phrase or a blunt dismissal of the social model of disability and the understanding of disability as anything other than a curse I forged on with an open mindSpoilers it was the second oneA few of the lowlights a lot of clinically accurate yet deeply disturbing discussion of autism in which Ramachandran all but uestions the place of autistic people in the human race; repeated descriptions of how brave it is for patients to try to remain happy despite their afflictions I mean can you imagine actually being happy with a disability; an endorsement of Cure Autism Now which I will put in the correct disability politics context by explaining that my hiss and recoil was exactly the same you'd make if you were a lifelong liberal who discovered the person advising you on political facts was an ardent Tea PartierSo yeah Really wish I hadn't given him any money