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Unthinkable : an extraordinary journey through the world's strangest brains / Helen Thomson.

Thomson, Helen, (author.).
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  • 3 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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3 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton 616.84 THO (Text) 36806002089561 NEW ITEMS Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 616.8 Tho (Text) 32604000205099 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Checked out 01/29/2019
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 612.8 THO (Text) 840191002518225 Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction Checked out 02/06/2019
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 612.82 THOM (Text) 39391100315157 Nonfiction Checked out 01/30/2019
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 612.8 THO (Text) 72436000125581 Adult nonfiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 612.82 THO (Text) 70741000151522 Adult Non Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 612.82 THO (Text) 31951004317290 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 02/08/2019
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 612.82 THOMSON (Text) 33946003370769 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 01/23/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062391162
  • ISBN: 006239116X
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The strange life of the brain -- Bob: never forgetting a moment -- Sharon: Being permanently lost -- Rubâen: seeing auras -- Tommy: switching personalities -- Sylvia: an endless hallucination -- Matar: turning into a tiger -- Louise: becoming unreal -- Graham: waking up dead -- Joel: feeling other people's pain -- Conclusion: Nothing is unthinkable.
Summary, etc.:
"Our brains are more extraordinary--and far stranger--than we think. We take it 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 overnight? Helen Thomson has spent years traveling the world, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories 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 ways. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes 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 more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Thomson, Helen > Travel.
Brain > physiology.
Brain Diseases.
Brain > Diseases > Popular works.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Medical (incl. Patients)
MEDICAL > Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY > Neuropsychology.
Genre: Popular Works.

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