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Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, The: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery
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NEUROSCIENTIST WHO LOST HER MIND, THE: A MEMOIR OF MADNESS AND RECOVERY

PAPERBACK BY K.LIPSKA, DR BARBARA

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9780552174268
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208 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
21 FEB 2019

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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