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  • Unthinkable What the World's Most Extraordinary Brains Can Teach Us About Our Own
  • Helen Thomson
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  • 26 January 2018
  • 9780062391186

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

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    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 bri

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    ‘I could see the beauty in everything I

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    ​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 possibl

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    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 rem

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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 i

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    I really liked that one Brains are so intriguing so interesting so important The stories that were mentioned in this book are outstanding one by one and I enjoyed and was interested throughout the whole bookThe first part is talking about people with exceptional memory And maybe that was the best start for me as a person that has a

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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 c

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    Thomson travels the world meeting various people with 'strange' brains She meets a man who thought he was dead

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    Up until the final chapter this trodded familiar territory and what made it valuable wasn't the originality but the author's earnest curiosity and her meetings and interviews with people suffering from the neurological problems she discusses eg lycanthropy But the final chapter on mirror touch synaesthesia was fascinating and completely new to me Joel Salinas the doctor who can literally feel his patients' pain also has a book

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    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 past my present in a very detailed way No I wasn't on drugs when I was

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

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. 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 told through the stories of nine people including HM does everyone have to include him The definitive book for me was Permanent Present Tense The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient H M All the people seem to be jolly good characters who rather enjoy their issues like synaesthesia or else in a jolly good way deal with it like the deaf lady with continual audio hallucinations I didn t feel I knew any of the people and therefore didn t identify or sympathise with them If you can t connect with the characters in a book fiction or non fiction it s a kind of dud The exception was the man who suffered from lycanthropy and thought he was a tiger uite often Since he had schizophrenia I thought his lycanthropy was a symptom rather than a discrete different functioning of the brain as in the other eight cases His issue was of mental illness although how much schizophrenia or perhaps any mental illness is neurological at least in part is something I am not clear about despite the books I ve read on the subject In any case I had even less interest in this person as he was very one dimensionalMaybe if you don t read books on neurology this would be new and fresh and engrossing than it was to me 325 star rounded down because it would give a false impression to round it up However the author was by far the most interesting person in the book I liked her enthusiasm and how she connected her life to the people she interviewed for the book I d give her 5 stars

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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

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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