Brainstorm : Detective Stories From the World of Neurology, Hardback Book

Brainstorm : Detective Stories From the World of Neurology Hardback

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From the Wellcome Prize-winning author of It's All in Your Head Brainstorm examines the stories of people whose symptoms are so strange even their doctor struggles to know how to solve them. A man who sees cartoon characters running across the room; a teenager who one day arrives home with inexplicably torn clothes; a girl whose world turns all Alice in Wonderland; another who transforms into a ragdoll whenever she even thinks about moving.

The brain is the most complex structure in the universe, and neurologists must puzzle out life-changing diagnoses from the tiniest of clues - it's the ultimate in medical detective work. In this riveting book, one of the UK's leading neurologists takes you with her as she follows the trail of her patients' symptoms: feelings of deja vu lead us to a damaged hippocampus; spitting and fidgeting to the right temporal lobe; fear of movement to a brain tumour; a missed heart beat to the limbic system. It's a journey that will open your eyes to the unfathomable intricacies of the brain, and the infinite variety of human capacity and experience. Praise for It's All in Your Head `As addictive as a great box set, makes you rethink some of your closest relationships and wonder about some of the people you know best; and above all, like all truly great books, it is about love and compassion' Satnam Sanghera, The Times `Remarkable...

It should be on the reading list of every medical student' P.D.

Smith, Guardian`An extraordinary book... an important one too' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday`Read this book' British Medical Journal

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Diseases & disorders
  • ISBN: 9781784741310

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