A brief tour of human consciousness: from imposter poodles to purple numbers

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Pi Press, Jun 30, 2004 - Medical - 192 pages
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"How can people come to believe that their poodle is an impostor? Or see colors in numbers? Francis Crick, co-discoverer of DNA, said of V. S. Ramachandran's first book, "The patients he describes are fascinating, and his experiments on them are both simple and ingenious." With his unique energy and style Ramachandran now shares his insights into the mind from such everyday human experiences as pain, sight, and the appreciation of beauty to the ultimate philosophical conundrums of consciousness."--BOOK JACKET.

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Excellent. Fascinating, easy to read. - Goodreads
Ramachandran's prose grates. - Goodreads
It is an OK overview to his fascinating work. - Goodreads

Review: A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers

User Review  - Stacy - Goodreads

This left me in awe by the end of it. As much as I loved it, part of me was ready to fling the book out the window and scream, "I am so done!" Very well written though. I loved how he nearly demands ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

A short book, but packed full of ideas. There are three or four different ideas on almost every page -- ideas about the brain and consciousness, of course, but also about evolution, art, philosophy ... Read full review

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Contents

A Pain in the Brain
1
Believing Is Seeing
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The Artfiil Brain
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