The Tell-Tale Brain

The Tell-Tale Brain (Paperback)

By V S Ramachandran 
R 299
Publisher: Vintage / Random House India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8184002076
EAN: 9788184002072
No. of Pages: 536
Publish Date: 2012
Binding: Paperback
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The brain remains a mystery to us. How can a three-pound mass of jelly that can fit inour palm imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in thecosmos? Renowned neuroscientist Prof. V.S. Ramachandran takes us on a fascinating journey intothe human brain by studying patients who exhibit bizarre symptoms and using them to understand thefunctions of a normal brain. Along the way he asks big questions: How did abstract thinking evolve?What is art? Why do we laugh? How are these hardwired into the neural mechanisms of the humanbrain, and why did they evolve? Brilliant, lucid, and utterly compelling, The Tell-Tale Brain is a pathbreakingbook from one of the leading neuroscientists.



About the Author

V.S. Ramachandran is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, Professor in the PsychologyDepartment and Neurosciences Programme at the University of California, San Diego, and AdjunctProfessor of Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He has also been elected to fellowshipsat All Souls College, Oxford, and the Royal Institution, London (which also awarded him the HenryDale Medal), and has received the Padma Bhushan. Newsweek named him a member of The CenturyClub', and one of the one hundred most prominent people to watch' in the twenty-first century.

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Title: The Tell-Tale Brain
Publisher: Vintage / Random House India
Author: V S Ramachandran
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8184002076
EAN: 9788184002072
No. of Pages: 536
Publish Date: 2012
Binding: Paperback

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