Monday, May 23, 2016
The Man Who Wasn't There:Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self/Anil Ananthaswamy/270 pgs.
This is a fascinating book about the "self," and how certain parts of the brain impact one's perception of body, mind, and self. The author interviews individuals with different "disabilities:" Alzheimer's disease, autism, depersonalization disorder, to name a few. He discusses how each person functions in society, the treatment and testing he/she has undergone, and how neuroscience is trying to understand what these individuals face. Recommended!