Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains
Envy. Have you ever wished that you had a better memory? Be careful what you wish for. One of the nine interesting brains that Helen Thomson explores in her book titled, Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World’s Strangest Brains, involves a man who remembers every single detail of his life. Other examples include hearing music that isn’t “there,” and one doctor who feels his patients’ pain. Thomson writes with real verve and proposes ways that our more typical brains can work better for us. The biology is fascinating, the cases compelling, and the overall text cogent and thoughtful.
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