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Wonderfully clear, fluent and eye-opening' THE TIMES 'A stirring scientific journey, a celebration of human diversity and a call to rethink the "unthinkable"' NATURE 'An utterly fascinating romp around the nether regions of the human mind' BIG ISSUE Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced - or disappeared overnight? Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world…mehr

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Wonderfully clear, fluent and eye-opening' THE TIMES 'A stirring scientific journey, a celebration of human diversity and a call to rethink the "unthinkable"' NATURE 'An utterly fascinating romp around the nether regions of the human mind' BIG ISSUE Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced - or disappeared overnight? Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people. From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways. Delving into the rich histories of these conditions, exploring the very latest research and cutting-edge medical techniques, Thomson explains the workings of our consciousness, our emotions, our creativity and even the mechanisms that allow us to understand our own existence. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes 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 more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hodder And Stoughton Ltd.
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 477592
  • Erscheinungstermin: 10. Januar 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 126mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 214g
  • ISBN-13: 9781473611771
  • ISBN-10: 1473611776
  • Artikelnr.: 53791035
Autorenporträt
Helen Thomson is a freelance writer and consultant with New Scientist. She has also written for the Guardian, New York Times, Nature and the BBC, and has won various awards for her journalism. Her book, Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains was a Times Book of the Year in 2018. Helen has a BSc in Neuroscience and an MSc in Science Communication. She lives in London.