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Brainstorm

By: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Narrated by: Christine Williams
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A leading neurologist recounts some of her most astonishing, challenging cases, which demonstrate how crucial the study of epilepsy has been to our understanding of the brain.

Brainstorm follows the stories of people whose medical diagnoses are so strange even their doctor struggles to know how to solve them. A man who sees cartoon characters running across the room; a girl whose world suddenly seems completely distorted, as though she were Alice in Wonderland; another who transforms into a ragdoll whenever she even thinks about moving.

The brain is the most complex structure in the universe. Neurologists must puzzle out life-changing diagnoses from the tiniest of clues, the ultimate medical detective work. In this riveting book, Suzanne O’Sullivan takes you with her as she tracks the clues of her patients’ symptoms. It’s a journey that will open your eyes to the unfathomable intricacies of our brains and the infinite variety of human experience.

©2018 Suzanne O’Sullivan. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not As Compelling...

Or well written as Ramachandran or Sacks but still a good effort here and some interesting insights, even if they're more for the beginner in neurology.

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Fabulous look into the brain

I suppose if you're a doctor this would be considered too "basic" (as I saw in a previous review) but for those of us who are not doctors but just interested, this is a fascinating journey into the mysteries of the brain with case histories that demonstrate the multitude of ways epilepsy can affect people differently. Extremely well written for understanding by the lay person.