The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

A Memoir of Madness and Recovery

Dr Barbara K.Lipska

ISBN: 9780552174268
Published: February 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

  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9780552174268
  • Published: February 2019
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Width (mm): 127
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 13
  • Weight (g): 146


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