GWISE November Book Club - Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. In Phantoms in the Brain, he recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us about who we are, how we construct our body image, why we laugh or become depressed, why we may believe in God, how we make decisions, deceive ourselves and dream, perhaps even why we're so clever at philosophy, music and art. Dr. Ramachandran's inspired medical detective work pushes the boundaries of medicine's last great frontier -- the human mind -- yielding new and provocative insights into the "big questions" about consciousness and the self. Join GWISE as we read this exciting title; we have several copies of the book to loan, so please contact Rachel at rcs204@bu.edu to borrow one. When: Friday, November 16th Time: 12pm Location: Alumni Board Room, SMG 7th floor
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