Phantoms In The Brain: Human Nature And The Architecture Of The Mind has detailed information the intricacies of the brain. The book explores unexplored theories about the brain, by using several examples and experiments conducted by co-author, Ramachandran. Such case histories illustrate the fundamental principles of how the human brain works. The authors have discovered through research, that the brain is organising itself in response to change continuously. Inspite of losing his right arm in a motorcycle accident, a young man continues to feel a phantom arm with lively sensations of movement. Through such experiments and by using only Q-tips and dribbles of warm water, the authors discovered how the brain is reorganised after an injury. The authors have brought a combination of clinical intuition and research knowledge to this book.
Phantoms In The Brain: Human Nature And The Architecture Of The Mind was written by V S Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee. The reissue edition is available in paperback, and was published by Fourth Estate in 2006.
- The book is written with humility and intelligent generosity, which grips the reader from start to finish.
- It’s useful for all those who are curious about workings of the brain, those interested in alternatives to high-tech science, or simply want a fresh perspective on the workings of human consciousness.