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  • Title: Phantoms in the Brain: Probing The Mysteries Of The Human Mind
  • Author: V.S. Ramachandran Oliver Sacks Sandra Blakeslee
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  • Page: 417
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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 labeled, this phenomenon and others like it allow us peeks into other mental worlds anWhat 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 labeled, this phenomenon and others like it allow us peeks into other mental worlds and afford us considerable insight into our own.The writings of Oliver Sacks and others have shown us that we can learn much about ourselves by looking closely at the deficits shown by people with neurological problems V.S Ramachandran has seen countless patients suffering from anosognosia, phantom limb pain, blindsight, and other disorders, and he brings a remarkable mixture of clinical intuition and research savvy to bear on their problems He is one of the few scientists who are able and willing to explore the personal, subjective ramifications of his work he rehumanizes an often too sterile field and captures the spirit of wonder so essential for true discovery Phantoms in the Brain is equal parts medical mystery, scientific adventure, and philosophical speculation Ramachandran s writing is smart, caring, and very, very funny.Whether you re curious about the workings of the brain, interested in alternatives to expensive, high tech science much of Ramachandran s research is done with materials found around the home , or simply want a fresh perspective on the nature of human consciousness, you ll find satisfaction with Phantoms in the Brain.
    V.S. Ramachandran Oliver Sacks Sandra Blakeslee
    Vilayanur S Rama Ramachandran is a neurologist best known for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and psychophysics He is currently the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, Professor in the Psychology Department and Neurosciences Program at the University of California, San Diego, and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.Ramachandran initially obtained an M.D at Stanley Medical College in Madras, India, and subsequently obtained a Ph.D from Trinity College at the University of Cambridge Ramachandran s early work was on visual perception but he is best known for his experiments in behavioral neurology which, despite their apparent simplicity, have had a profound impact on the way we think about the brain.Ramachandran has been elected to fellowships at All Souls College, Oxford, and the Royal Institution, London which also awarded him the Henry Dale Medal He gave the 2003 BBC Reith Lectures and was conferred the title of Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2007 He has been called The Marco Polo of neuroscience by Richard Dawkins and the modern Paul Broca by Eric Kandel Newsweek magazine named him a member of The Century Club , one of the hundred most prominent people to watch in the 21st century enpedia wiki Vilayanu


    Petra X
    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 and doctor first, the people he describes are very much patients. Sacks is more 'oh look - this is interesting, maybe even exciting, we (he and the patient) can explore this together'. They both know the [...]

    Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
    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, existential crisis, perceived sight, sound, smell, etc—is essentially the product of (or equivalent to) complex clusters and pathways of neurons and the synaptic connections of neurotransmitters [...]

    Riku Sayuj
    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?" - For example, VSR is courageous enough to venture into esoteric areas such as mind-body connection and divine visions and sound them out with the backing of science and a curious imagination.The Victorian [...]

    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 really understands the way questions that used to be philosophical are inching into the realm of the empirical.He also is sometimes hilarious, really up on the other great popular scientific thinkers out th [...]

    Few years back I read Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales and was amazed by the cases presented. This book is even more astounding; human brain is such a mystery even today.I knew about amputees’ phantom limbs but not to this extent. And these are not the only cases: one woman did not recognize her arm, saying it’s his brother’s; others completely lost perception of their left part of the body and surroundings. Another, after a car accident, did [...]

    This book is a direct flight into to the Limbo

    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 Brain is that it is written with humility and humour. Ramachandran manages to expound whilst being hilarious and without 'dumbing down', so to speak. The book isn't an overtly serious-nature thesis so it f [...]

    Jigar Brahmbhatt
    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 hardly understand how it ticks and many things that pass on as bogus, like clairvoyance, are not completely unprovable given the limitations of brain study. That Ramachandran is willing to stray into the [...]

    Such a shame I didn't get to know about this humbling scientist and his works until yesterday where I got a chance to attend his lecture on "Anomalies on Human Brain".

    Ioannis Savvas
    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 πε [...]

    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 feels pain in his left hand and yelling "god, its hurts like hell"??actually his left hand is amputated, just a phantom hand)why a person feels orgasm in his left leg while having sex with his girl friend? ( [...]

    Vaka'lardan oluşan sinirbilime üzerine bir kitap. Olivar Sacks'in "Karısını Şapka Sanan Adam" kitabına oldukça benziyor. Fakat onun kadar başarılı olamamış.

    Daniel Solera
    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 is a fascinating read. It talks about the brain's elusive behavior and how it is possible that so many bizarre cases of abnormal psychology exist. Many cases that we would describe as crazy, he breaks do [...]

    Mohamed al-Jamri
    My notes while reading the book:The book doesn't give you ready theories, but takes you through the process of discovery.Raises many questions on how the brain works. Very interesting topics.He uses many experiments to probe and investigate. He's influenced by Thomas Kuhn and uses his terminology very often.Preface by Oliver SacksV. S. Ramachandran. Phantom limb. Other topics too that show how our brain works in what Rama calls "experimental epistemology".The books he liked when he was young. Pr [...]

    Completely in awe of this scientist and his exciting work. I'd be interested to know how Ramachandran's work is viewed by other neurologists in the field (and philosophers too - he ventures daringly into their sovereign terrain a few times) since he adds a coda onto certain chapters explaining many of his own as of yet untested hypotheses and the experiments he still dreams of doing. He often tacitly invites the reader to play detective in-step alongside him and walks the reader through the info [...]

    A solid set of neurology case-studies, in the tradition of Oliver Sacks. Ramachandran seems to have made his name explaining how different kinds of phantom limb syndromes function, and he's at his best when he's explaining the weird and miraculous ways the brain copes with the sudden loss of a part of the body. Also very good is the middle portion of the book, when he expands his survey to related neurological problems, including temporal lobe epilepsy (which seems to put some patients into dire [...]

    Donnie Edgemon
    I found this book interesting, but not fascinating. Ramachandran wrote the book for laymen. It was probably not easy for him to keep the content digestible for non-scientists, but he did a nice job of presenting complex concepts simply. The book is an overview of neurology, and Ramachandran demonstrated the functioning of the brain as it relates to human behavior through interesting studies of curious conditions such as phantom limbs, illusions of perception, and personality change. If you are a [...]

    Tanja Berg
    A fascinating book about the workings of the brain and the illusion of self. Wonderful!

    Very interesting, informative, and easy to follow along, even with all the medical jargon! I will say though the last chapter didn't seem to flow as easy in this regard as the rest of the book did, but I won't hold it against the author haha.I would definitely recommend this book to those interested in the topic!

    Jared Della Rocca
    I have become incredibly well-versed in the happenings of the brain over the past few months. A little while back I read Icognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman. Prior to that was The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes (as thrilling as the title suggests.) And coming up soon I've got The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks.Each of these books brings their own interesti [...]

    Alex Zakharov
    Fascinating bottom-up tour of the brain via studies of brain-damaged patients. Rama’s now well-known classic studies are covered in some detail - phantom limbs, synesthesia, Capgras delusion (impostors), mirror neurons (e.g. hijacking evolution via culture). Plenty of other less familiar (at least to me) studies are also covered – vision experiments (multiple pathways, hallucinations, ‘filling in’ strategies), left-right brain studies (e.g. ‘paradigm-shift’ vs ‘conservatism’ moda [...]

    This is the second book about neuro-psychology I read and it was an entirely new experience. "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" was (and reflected in the title as such) mainly amusing. On the other hand, "Phantoms in the Brain" is (as, again, suggested by the title) quite disturbing. The first focused on weird cases per se, collecting stories only because they were odd, hence unique. The second looks at the same kind of stories as unexpected ways to understand and generalize the inner work [...]

    فتحي سرور
    Arthur Schopenhauer's has tilted his most famous book”The world as a will and representation” I think if he was to live in our time he would have removed the word”will” from it. The key idea is that although we take sight, hearing and all other sensations for granted as simple smooth processes, they are a way more complex than we can imagine.Neither Seeing is like videotaping nor hearing resembles recording.You(ironically by the final chapter you will understand that such propositions li [...]

    This book, and it's author, has had a major influence on the direction of the research I am doing as part of my bachelors of science/master of arts degree program in music therapy.I recommend any fan of this author or the subject to watch and read his lectures available online."During the last 3 decades, neuroscientists throughout the world have probed the nervous system in fascinating detail and have learned a great deal about the laws of mental life and about how these laws emerge from the bra [...]

    Joshua Stein
    Dr. Ramachandran is a brilliant mind and easy to follow. His ability to walk through case studies and apply them to the theories of medical science in the field makes him incredibly easy to follow and to see the connections between the symptoms and the best theories about the underlying condition.It's tough for me to read something outside my field because I always wonder what will happen if the author is misrepresenting areas of his field, creating strawmen or simply failing to point out that t [...]

    Jesus (Ego)
    Uno de los mejores libros sobre aspectos neuropsicológicos, trastornos extraños de la mente y la conciencia y curiosidades de nuestro cerebro y nuestra conducta (miembro fantasma, agnosias, creencias religiosas, emociones, fenómenos mnésicos, etc.). La obra ya tiene unos añitos y el propio autor ha publicado otras posteriores que quizá estén más actualizadas pero éste no pasa de moda por su originalidad y la forma cercana y comprensible de narrar los experimentos particulares e hipótes [...]

    I'm only two chapters in but I already know this book is a badass motherfucker. For one, it was almost called "The man who mistook his foot for a penis." For secondary, this neurologist / sleuth discovered how to cure people of phantom limb pain and in the process made an amazing discovery about the mindom p. 7: " is a physician's duty always to ask himself, 'What does it feel like to be in the patient's shoes?'" For tertiary, this man is the first doctor to, as he puts it, amputate a phantom li [...]

    Rahul Vaidya
    This book is the most amazing book which I have read in a long time. Written in clear crisp language, this book provides a great insight into human brain derived from experiments. It is the experiments which makes the book interesting.This book also provides some insights into long standing questions which great minds have been pondering about:- What is consciousness?- Why Religion/God?I think brain is one of the fields which will see a huge development in coming years and reading this book prov [...]

    This book again shows how much we still do not know about human brain from a perspective of real world phenomenon: phantom limbs, phantom pain, faulty perception The author's hilarious and philosophical tone makes it very entertaining at times.Oliver Sack's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat was mentioned in a few occasions, maybe i will read it this summer.

    Troy Blackford
    This is a modern classic in the field, and one can easily see why. Dr. Ramachandran recounts--with great vigor and personality--his many interesting sojourns into the link between brain and experience. His experiments with patients reveal so many intriguing examples of the way brain influences mind and the perceived world and self, and this is an excellent showcase of those truths.

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