Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran

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Title : Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
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ISBN : 0688172172
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


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Petra Eggs rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2015

Ramachandran is not as touchy-feely an author as Oliver Sacks, but the pair of them cover the same ground. They both write about neurological problems, the symptoms expressed as behaviour and anecdotes concerned with the people who suffer from them. Ramachandran's approach is that of a scientist...


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2009

Francis Crick—the "Crick" half of the famous "Watson and Crick" duo that discovered the structure of DNA—coined a term (and used it as the title for his book on the subject) called The Astonishing Hypothesis, which represents the idea that all human cognition and perception—every emotion, belief,...


Riku rated it ★★★★★

November 28, 2014

I think this was a good book to read after reading Susan Sontag. While Sontag says that the more we attribute a disease to our mind and to our attitudes the more it betrays our ignorance, Ramachandran tries to answer questions like "Can your mental attitude really help cure asthma and cancer?" -...


M rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2009

HOLY CRAP. This is the best book about neuroscience and cog sci for a popular audience ever written by someone not named Oliver Sacks. Ramachandran is, as one of the cover reviews says, profoundly sane, and has a real sense of what you can get from the scientific method and what you can't, and rea...


Amir rated it ★★★★☆

September 24, 2017

This book is a direct flight into to the Limbo ...


Ruchita rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2011

This is a book about psychology, neuroscience, all the good stuff. Ramachandran is delightfully witty and approaches the big and small questions of psychology and neuroscience with curiosity and equal doses of scepticism and speculation alike. One of the truly good things about Phantoms in the Br...


Jigar rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2015

I begin to like Dr. Ramachandran. Such a remarkable, intelligent, and humble man, someone who would make a nice companion during long campfires. The phantom limbs this book famously talks about is well-known now. But it talks about much more than that. The brain is after all a complex thing. We h...


Ioannis rated it ★★★★★

February 13, 2013

Στο «Φαντάσματα στον εγκέφαλο – Ερευνώντας τα μυστήρια του νου» οι V. S. Ramachandran και Sandra Blakeslee παρουσιάζουν κλινικά περιστατικά νευρολογικών/ψυχιατρικών διαταραχών και αναλύουν τα συμπτώματα με βάση συγκεκριμένες αλλοιώσεις του εγκεφάλου. Τα περιστατικά και τα σύνδρομα περιγράφονται μ...


Karthick rated it ★★★★★

May 18, 2014

THANK GOD "My both hemispheres work while typing these".. :) Hurray! what a book. I love all the brain stuffs, especially all the weird (quite lol) cases of patients! how can a person feel that one half of his body is not present or feels like someone's (say his friends/brother...) how can a person...


Daniel rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2012

This book ended up on my reading list for several reasons, but I didn't decide to really get into it until I noticed that Oliver Sacks had written the foreword. Having read a few of his books, I decided to give Dr. Ramachandran's look into the peculiar world of outlier psychology a shot. The book...





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