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The Tell-Tale Brain

A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

by V. S. Ramachandran

Hardcover, 357 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 |


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A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
V. S. Ramachandran

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Traces the links between neurology and behavior, discusses the evolution of normal brain function through the examination of several baffling and extreme case studies, and describes a new direction for the treatment of autism.

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Even basic sensory maps in the brain can be remapped in a matter of months, says neurologist V.S. Ramachandran. Mads Abildgaard/ hide caption

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