Yes. It was interesting and moving and well narrated. Made me laugh out loud espite its seriousness.
Musicophelia, Awakenings, similar subject matter and same author.
The man who mistook his wife for a hat
Update of the book.
I wish I would have realized how long ago this book was written.
Great author and narrator
All of them
It made me smile and chuckle. Made me appreciate life
If you are reading this review it is because you are interested in the topic. It wont disappoint. The mind is amazing and these stories are as well.
The lady who had been "babied" her whole life that she didn't even know she could do things like feed herself.
The lady mentioned above.
The stories of these people are so interesting, you will be discussing them with your friends.
Even though this book is dated, actually BECAUSE this book is dated it becomes even more interesting! Really worth the read if you are interested in the way our brain's work!
Interesting case studies are presented, but I would have preferred to hear a little more in depth input on the theories of what caused these abnormalities and what malfunctioned in the brain. The collection of stories and cases studies seemed to be rather disconnected to one another. It might have been a better read had they focused on only one aspect of brain malfunction and dove deeper into the symptoms and cause.
So fascinating. Some of the language and terminology is no longer in use in psychology or neurobiology because it is offensive or inaccurate but the author even comments on how some of the terms are degrading and inadequate.
He is clearly a skilled and perceptive physician whi describes and writes about his patients in a deeply compassionate and insightful way.
I haven't been this engaged in a book for a long time.
Never read anything quite like it. A slightly rambling collection of case studies with a gently stated message on human value. I would certainly purchase volume 2 if it existed.
The narration was excellent in tone and emphasis, pitch perfect to my ear.
If you have even a passing interest in mental health/psychology consider buying this.