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    This is the sort of book I like Neurology problems of the brain told through the stories of people who suffer from them In

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    ‘I could see the beauty in everything I had all these thoughts in my head that I’d never had before I suddenly had these emotions and cares and worries I could taste the femininity inside of me’ cTommy described his brain as having gone into overdrive ‘If I go for a walk inside my brain I see all this information

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    ​Reading this book I was reminded of how awesome the brain is and how lucky I am that mine mostly works like it's supposed to Helen Thomson investigates nine uniue brain conditions by interviewing people who have and neurologists who have studied these conditions Included are•A woman whose brain causes her to hallucinate and hear continuous music​•A man who sometimes feels like he's turning into a tiger the condition which possibly

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    35 Our brains are capable of so many things such a complex organ and the least understood This book highlights the many ways a glitc

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    How would you deal with hearing music that is not there 24 hours a day every day; or thinking that you turn into a tiger periodically; or having every memory of your life at your fingertips? These are just some of the neurological issues addres

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    I really liked that one Brains are so intriguing so interesting so important The stories that were mentioned in this book are outstanding one by one and I enjoyed and was interested throughout the whole bookThe first part is talking about people with exceptional memory And maybe that was the best start for me as a person that has

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    I truly don't know what I expected with this book But it sure was some content with a scientific and specific study core I might have given it a 3 star if the tone had not been as off as I felt it to be She's Miss Friendly fellow well met kind of writer who lets you know every nuance or conversational tidbit during the exchanges with some of these witnesses or people who have studied or been medical personnel to the witnesses or cases ci

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    Thomson travels the world meeting various people with 'strange' brains She meets a man who thought he was dead a woman who can get los

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    Up until the final chapter this trodded familiar territory and what made it valuable wasn't the originality but the author's earnest curiosity and her meetings and interviews with people suffering from the neurological problems she discusses eg lycanthropy But the final chapter on mirror touch synaesthesia was fascinating and completely new to me Joel Salinas the doctor who can literally feel his patients' pain also has a book ca

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    For as long as I can remember I've always been fascinated by the human brain As I grew up I'd have deja vu episodes or feel like I wa

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Our the World's Most Extraordinary Kindle brains are far stranger than we the World's PDF #206 think We take for granted that we can remember feel emotion navigate empathize and understand the world around us but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced or disappeared overnightHelen Thomson Unthinkable What PDF has spent years traveling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders In Unthinkab. This is the sort of book I like Neurology problems of the brain told through the stories of people who suffer from them In the hands of a brilliant writer like Oliver Sacks both the person and their issues come to life and we see the author too In this book there are nine problems all neurological except one told through the stories of nine people including HM does everyone have to include him The definitive book for me was Permanent Present Tense The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient H M All the people seem to be jolly good characters who rather enjoy their issues like synaesthesia or else in a jolly good way deal with it like the deaf lady with continual audio hallucinations I didn t feel I knew any of the people and therefore didn t identify or sympathise with them If you can t connect with the characters in a book fiction or non fiction it s a kind of dud The exception was the man who suffered from lycanthropy and thought he was a tiger uite often Since he had schizophrenia I thought his lycanthropy was a symptom rather than a discrete different functioning of the brain as in the other eight cases His issue was of mental illness although how much schizophrenia or perhaps any mental illness is neurological at least in part is something I am not clear about despite the books I ve read on the subject In any case I had even less interest in this person as he was very one dimensionalMaybe if you don t read books on neurology this would be new and fresh and engrossing than it was to me 325 star rounded down because it would give a false impression to round it up However the author was by far the most interesting person in the book I liked her enthusiasm and how she connected her life to the people she interviewed for the book I d give her 5 stars

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Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own

Le she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the What the World's Most Extraordinary Epubpain of What the World's Kindle #210 others just by looking at them to a woman who hears music that’s not there their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and in some cases brilliant and alarming waysStory by remarka. How would you deal with hearing music that is not there 24 hours a day every day or thinking that you turn into a tiger periodically or having every memory of your life at your fingertips These are just some of the neurological issues addressed in nine cases covered in this interesting book about rare brain disorders why they happen and how the affected person lives with itThe author a neuroscientist writer and consultant was fascinated with the mysteries of the brain and how it talks to itself to control our senses and behavior She clearly describes the various control centers of the brain and how they interact although there are still mysteries of brain activity which have not been clearly defined or understoodShe discusses nine cases of abnormal brain activity which cause strange phenomena and interviews the subjects suffering from the following never forgetting a moment in life being permanently lost seeing auras switching personalities endless hallucinations turning into a tiger becoming unreal believing that you are dead and physically feeling other people s pain Some of these individuals have learned to lead a fairly normal life while others are so debilitated as to be hospitalized or have caregivers to assist them through the distorted lens of their livesThe book is not without humor as some of the subjects who live fairly normal lives relate the shortcuts and tricks that they use to maintain their mental euilibrium and rise above the fact that Tiptoe Through The Tulips is playing loudly in their head or that their neighbor is surrounded by the colors of the rainbowAn interesting read which makes one marvel at the complexities of the brain and how one little blown fuse can cause some very strange perceptions

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Ble story Unthinkable takes us on an What the World's Most Extraordinary Epubunforgettable journey through the human brain Discover how to forge memories that never disappear how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second Find out how to avoid getting lost how to see of your reality even how exactly you can confirm you are alive Think the unthinkable.. I truly don t know what I expected with this book But it sure was some content with a scientific and specific study core I might have given it a 3 star if the tone had not been as off as I felt it to be She s Miss Friendly fellow well met kind of writer who lets you know every nuance or conversational tidbit during the exchanges with some of these witnesses or people who have studied or been medical personnel to the witnesses or cases citedIt s me and not the book But even so from a scientific perspective the conversational tangents and asides are IMHO way too much of the resultant finished copyBecause I ve had some years of tracking and cognitive psychology work in memory and other brain system related trials I wanted to know far than the thalamus or the hippocampus etc Just not my speed It will be appreciated far the less you know about the brain and the you prefer light conversational whimsy