The Resource The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean

The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean

Label
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
Title
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons
Title remainder
the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
Statement of responsibility
Sam Kean
Title variation
  • Dueling neurosurgeons
  • History of the human brain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents--and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways and recounts forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kean, Sam
Dewey number
617.4/80232
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RD593
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Neuropsychology
  • Brain
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
Label
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2E8AB07D-1926-4F0E-8E4B-C1E4949F0F63
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gross anatomy. The dueling neurosurgeons -- Cells, senses, circuits. The assassin's soup ; Wiring and rewiring ; Facing brain damage -- Body and brain. The brain's motor ; The laughing disease ; Sex and punishment -- Beliefs and delusions. The sacred disease ; "Sleights of mind" -- Consciousness. Honest lying ; Left, right, and center ; The man, the myth, the legend
Control code
ocn879288776
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (407 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316242264
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2E8AB07D-1926-4F0E-8E4B-C1E4949F0F63
System control number
(OCoLC)879288776
Label
The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery, Sam Kean
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2E8AB07D-1926-4F0E-8E4B-C1E4949F0F63
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-395) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gross anatomy. The dueling neurosurgeons -- Cells, senses, circuits. The assassin's soup ; Wiring and rewiring ; Facing brain damage -- Body and brain. The brain's motor ; The laughing disease ; Sex and punishment -- Beliefs and delusions. The sacred disease ; "Sleights of mind" -- Consciousness. Honest lying ; Left, right, and center ; The man, the myth, the legend
Control code
ocn879288776
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (407 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316242264
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2E8AB07D-1926-4F0E-8E4B-C1E4949F0F63
System control number
(OCoLC)879288776

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