Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for Phantoms in the brain  : human nature and the architecture of the mind

Phantoms in the brain : human nature and the architecture of the mind

By: Blakeslee, Sandra Ramachandran, V. S. Sacks, Dr. Oliver(Foreword by)

1857028953 / 9781857028959
13 in stock Need More ?
United Kingdom
20 cm xix, 328 p. : ill.
general  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: 1998.

Phantoms In The Brain takes a revolutionary new approach to theories of the brain, from one of the world's leading experimental neurologists.

Phantoms In The Brain, using a series of case histories, introduces strange and unexplored mental worlds.

Ramachandran, through his research into brain damage, has discovered that the brain is continually organising itself in response to change.

A woman maintains that her left arm is not paralysed, a young man loses his right arm in a motorcycle accident, yet he continues to feel a phantom arm with vivid sensation of movement.

In a series of experiments using nothing more than Q-tips and dribbles of warm water the young man helped Ramachandran discover how the brain is remapped after injury.

Ramachandran believes that cases such as these illustrate fundamental principles of how the human brain operates.

The brain 'needs to create a "script" or a story to make sense of the world, a unified and internally consistent belief system.' Ramachandran's radical new approach will have far-reaching effects.


MJN Neurology & clinical neurophysiology, PDZ Popular science, VSP Popular psychology

Our price£8.24
RRP £10.99
Save 25%
Other Formats