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Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own

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. 35 Our brains are capable of so many things such a complex organ and the least understood This book highlights the many ways a glitch in the circuitry of the brain can cause some uniue and at times harrowing conditions I was drawn to this book because of a show on TV I saw a while back It featured some people who can remember in detail every day of their lives I have a pretty good memory but nothing close to that but I was curious about how that type of memory came to be what were the changes in the brain Memory as a whole interests me as the closer I get to the age where memory supposedly drops off can that be preventedThis is the first topic covered the science behind memory well explained in understandable terms by the author who even offers tips on how to improve memory The other sections cover other conditions that can manifest such as synsthesia a person who believes they are dead a man who turns into a tiger How they live with these conditions and again the science behind them Never really felt the connection as a reader to these people though I thought the science was explained well and I enjoyed the authors musings I think if you enjoyed the books of the late Oliver Sacks you will enjoy this It is both interesting and informativeARC from Edelweiss Doing Without Concepts cases brilliant and alarming waysStory by remarkable story Unthinkable t. 35 Our brains are Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy capable of so many things such a But I Survived complex organ and the least understood This book highlights the many ways a glitch in the Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia can Spojrzenie na sztukę cause some uniue and at times harrowing Nue conditions I was drawn to this book because of a show on TV I saw a while back It featured some people who The Clan (Play to Live can remember in detail every day of their lives I have a pretty good memory but nothing A Fools Paradise close to that but I was Lardżelka curious about how that type of memory Beauty Ravished came to be what were the Reviving the Broken Marionette changes in the brain Memory as a whole interests me as the Service Book ... of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America closer I get to the age where memory supposedly drops off A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, can that be preventedThis is the first topic Look Again covered the science behind memory well explained in understandable terms by the author who even offers tips on how to improve memory The other sections Alle vi børn i Bulderby. De første historier om alle vi børn i Bulderby cover other Il piacere nel Medioevo conditions that Drunk on the Moon conditions and again the science behind them Never really felt the Der ganze weg connection as a reader to these people though I thought the science was explained well and I enjoyed the authors musings I think if you enjoyed the books of the late Oliver Sacks you will enjoy this It is both interesting and informativeARC from Edelweiss

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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. I could see the beauty in everything I had all these thoughts in my head that I d never had before I suddenly had these emotions and cares and worries I could taste the femininity inside of me cTommy described his brain as having gone into overdrive If I go for a walk inside my brain I see all this information he said Angles languages structures mathematics wild colourful pictures Everything I look at sparks six memories or emotions or smells they re each spinning in my mind just for a moment and then it s like one of those thoughts crashes against another and that sparks six different thoughts and then the corners of those thoughts touch and create six I m constantly bombarded with patterns and details and information and faces It s like walking inside a corridor of endless endless information My brain is like bees in a hive he continued barely taking a breath In the middle all you see are honeycomb cells covered in clingfilm When you stroke those little honeycomb cells lots of other cells break out from it like a lightning flash touching a brain cell And from that cell comes a volcano emitting Fairy Liuid bubbles with billions and billions of images They re pouring out like Mount Etna they never stop Each of these bubbles contains another million images That s a split second in my mind I feel like I ve been shown just how endless the brain is It s inconceivable we use such a tiny percentage of it c My brain is filled with endless details but I m too uneducated to understand all the information that s popping up inside there It s telling me there are all these different languages all this knowledge pinpricks of it microscopic hints of it all so that if I wanted to use it it would be there for me to use I feel like I could talk Italian if the right thing triggered it it s all within me I feel like we ve all got sweeping talents in our brain but we don t know they are there because we ve never been forced to use them That s my vision of what I see in my brain cHis mind travelled rapidly from one concept to the next his thoughts turned on a sixpence cIt s not often that we take the time to consider our personality who we are and how we make our choices Perhaps it s because we tend to think our personalities are innate that they are what they are I can t help wondering whether knowing about the mechanisms that help to build them could help us navigate life a little successfully Perhaps even make us all a little happier cIt s a delightful concept and one that we would do well to remember That our brain does not exist in isolation We discovered that it relies on our bodies earlier in this book but its reach stretches further still It extends beyond the boundaries of our skull and enters the bodies of those around us In that way we are all connected with each other When we smile at someone we leave a tiny imprint on that person s brain Somewhere deep within their motor cortex their brain is smiling back c

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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


About the Author: Helen Thomson

Helen Thomson is a writer and consultant with New Scientist She has also written for the Guardian Daily Mail BBC Future and Psychologies and has won various awards for her journalismHer research has taken her from coffee with five psychopathic mass murderers in Broadmoor to poking around in the Large Hadron Collider She has exclusively revealed plans for the world's first head transplant lea



10 thoughts on “Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own

  1. says:

    This is the sort of book I like Neurology problems of the brain told through the stories of people who suffer from them In the hands of a brilliant writer like Oliver Sacks both the person and their issues come to life and we see the author too In this book there are nine problems all neurological except one tol

  2. says:

    ‘I could see the beauty in everything I had all these thoughts in my head that I’d never had before I suddenly had these emotions and cares and worries I could taste the femininity inside of me’ cTommy described his brain as hav

  3. says:

    ​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 stu

  4. says:

    35 Our brains are capable of so many things such a complex organ and the least understood This book highlights the many ways a glitch in the circuitry of the brain can cause some uniue and at times harrowing conditions I was

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    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 di

  6. says:

    I really liked that one Brains are so intriguing so interesting so important The stories that were mentioned in this book ar

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    I truly don't know what I expected with this book But it sure was some content with a scientific and specific study core I might have given it a 3 star if the tone had not been as off as I felt it to be She's Miss Friendly fellow well met kind of writer who lets you know every nuance or conversational tidbit during the exchanges with some of these witnesses or people who have studied or been medical personnel to the witnesses or

  8. says:

    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 in

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    Up until the final chapter this trodded familiar territory and what made it valuable wasn't the originality but the autho

  10. says:

    For as long as I can remember I've always been fascinated by the human brain As I grew up I'd have deja vu episodes or feel like I was looking down on myself in whatever situation I was in I even used to think about what if the reality I am living in now was actually the past That I was currently an old women and I was thinking about the pa

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