Phantoms in the brain: human nature and the architecture of the mind

By: Ramchandran, V.S
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Noida Harper Collins Publishers 2011Description: xxi, 328 p.ISBN: 9780007253890Subject(s): Brain - Popular works | Neurology - Popular worksDDC classification: 612.82 Summary: What would you say about a woman who, despite stroke-induced paralysis crippling the entire left side of her body, insists that she is whole and strong--who even sees her left hand reach out to grasp objects? Freud called it denial; neurologists call it anosognosia. However it may be labelled, this phenomenon and others like it allow us peeks into other mental worlds and afford us considerable insight into our own. (http://www.amazon.co.uk)
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What would you say about a woman who, despite stroke-induced paralysis crippling the entire left side of her body, insists that she is whole and strong--who even sees her left hand reach out to grasp objects? Freud called it denial; neurologists call it anosognosia. However it may be labelled, this phenomenon and others like it allow us peeks into other mental worlds and afford us considerable insight into our own. (http://www.amazon.co.uk)

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