The Tell-Tale Brain
A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
"A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks
In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases—from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a storyteller’s eye for compelling case studies and a researcher’s flair for new approaches to age-old questions, Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in brain science, including language, creativity, and consciousness.
- January 2012
- 5.6 × 8.3 in
/ 384 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“Remarkably clear and engaging.” — Elizabeth Floyd Mair, Times Union
“[Ramachandran] skillfully walks the line between intriguing storytelling and detailed science in these readable tales of unusual patients.” — Eva Emerson, Science News
“Provocative . . . an entertaining read.” — Frank Bures, Scientific American Mind
“[Ramachandran] has done as much as anyone to reveal the workings of the mind through the malfunctions of the brain.” — Anthony Gottlieb, New York Times Book Review