The Resource The man who wasn't there : investigations into the strange new science of the self, Anil Ananthaswamy

The man who wasn't there : investigations into the strange new science of the self, Anil Ananthaswamy

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The man who wasn't there : investigations into the strange new science of the self
Title
The man who wasn't there
Title remainder
investigations into the strange new science of the self
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Anil Ananthaswamy
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders--revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe. We are learning about the self at a level of detail that Descartes ("I think therefore I am") could never have imagined. Recent research into Alzheimer's illuminates how memory creates your narrative self by using the same part of your brain for your past as for your future. But wait, those afflicted with Cotard's syndrome think they are already dead; in a way, they believe that "I think therefore I am not." Who--or what--can say that? Neuroscience has identified specific regions of the brain that, when they misfire, can cause the self to move back and forth between the body and a doppelganger, or to leave the body entirely. So where in the brain, or mind, or body, is the self actually located? As Ananthaswamy elegantly reports, neuroscientists themselves now see that the elusive sense of self is both everywhere and nowhere in the human brain"--
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Ananthaswamy, Anil
Dewey number
616.80092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
QP360
LC item number
.A48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Neuropsychology
  • Mind and body
  • Identity (Psychology)
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The man who wasn't there : investigations into the strange new science of the self, Anil Ananthaswamy
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780698190818
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
47AF2B88-BBE8-42CC-9F0D-387D2CF4AFF4
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(OCoLC)915744903
Label
The man who wasn't there : investigations into the strange new science of the self, Anil Ananthaswamy
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698190818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
47AF2B88-BBE8-42CC-9F0D-387D2CF4AFF4
System control number
(OCoLC)915744903

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