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Phenomena is a story of intrigue, psychological distress, and one scientist's quest to untangle the mysteries of human consciousness....

Amelia Charron is a neuroscientist researching brain disorders. She routinely uses astonishing mind-linking technology that allows her to enter the dream world of patients. Each night, Amelia acts as a guide through the bizarre wonderland of the mind-an assisted lucid dream. It's a technique that reroutes neural pathways to heal the brain, but it's not without psychological dangers for both the patient and the guide.

Orlando Kwon will do anything to keep the frightening voices at bay. Alien voices, he's sure, but he has no idea what they are saying. The medical diagnosis: early stage schizophrenia. With his life in tatters, a referral to a specialized neuroscience team might be his last chance.

Amelia is startled by what she sees in her newest patient's mind. Frightening dreams of an unknown world are accompanied by knowledge the man couldn't possibly have invented and a language no one has heard. In a race against time, Amelia must uncover the deep implications for her patient, herself, and humankind - before Orlando inserts the final component into a strange device he feels compelled to construct.

©2020 Douglas Phillips (P)2020 Tantor

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Amazing fast-paced neuroscience fiction

You're going to learn some neuroscience if you pay attention.
Specifically most discussions are light, consciousness-based discussions rather than the often complex jargon filled functional neuroscience.

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Unable to finish

I am exchanging this one out. The narrator is putting me to sleep. First book by Douglas I can’t finish.