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  • Helen Thomson
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  • 26 November 2017
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review Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own 103 Helen Thomson Á 3 free read Akes us on an unforgettable 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. Thomson travels the world meeting various people with strange brains She meets a man who thought he was dead a woman who can get lost in her own house and a man who believes he turns into a tiger For anybody interested in the workings of the brain especially when it goes awry this is a must read I found it absolutely fascinating The Couette and the Boarding School read I found it absolutely fascinating

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review Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own 103 Helen Thomson Á 3 free read Our brains are far stranger than we 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 has spent years traveling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders In Unthinkable she tells the s. 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 gave us the myth of werewolves A woman whose brain does not create spatial maps and thus is permanently lost even in her own home A man with Cotard s syndrome which makes him feel like and believe he is deadThere is not as much science as I d have liked in this book rather it focuses on the individuals who have these and some other conditions Still I learned a few new things and always find books about the brain to be fascinating Some of the conditions I ve read about in other books but I had never heard about Lycan Burning Attraction 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 has spent years traveling the world tracking down incredibly The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics rare brain disorders In Unthinkable she tells the s. Reading this book I was Tall Man Riding 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 gave us the myth of werewolves A woman whose brain does not create spatial maps and thus is permanently lost even in her own home A man with Cotard s syndrome which makes him feel like and believe he is deadThere is not as much science as I d have liked in this book The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory rather it focuses on the individuals who have these and some other conditions Still I learned a few new things and always find books about the brain to be fascinating Some of the conditions I ve The Big Golden Book of Poetry read about in other books but I had never heard about Lycan

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review Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own 103 Helen Thomson Á 3 free read Tories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of 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 remarkable story Unthinkable t. 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 h