Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, The: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery

Dr Barbara K.Lipska

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

Published: 21st Feb '19

£9.99

‘Completely compelling and powerful, and hard to put down.’ Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, prize-winning author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain- Who are we if our brain fails?- How do we think?- How do we feel?- How do we move, if we move at all?

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‘Completely compelling and powerful, and hard to put down.’ Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, prize-winning author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain- Who are we if our brain fails?- How do we think?- How do we feel?- How do we move, if we move at all? – What happens when we lose our mind?When renowned neuroscientist Barbara Lipska’s melanoma spread to her brain it started to play tricks on her. The expert on mental illness – a specialist in how the brain operates – experienced what it is like to go mad. Analyzing the science of the mind and the biology of the brain alongisde Dr Lipska’s own extraordinary story, this is a fascinating account of what happens when the brain goes awry.’Oliver Sacks-meets-When Breath Becomes Air … Barbara Lipska’s remarkable story illuminates the many mysteries of our fragile yet resilient brains.’ Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Every Note Played

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Weight 0.146 kg
Dimensions 13 × 127 × 198 mm
Page Count 208