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The Man Who Wasn't There - Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

Anil Ananthaswamy

*Nominated for the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award* *An NBC News Notable Science Book of 2015* *Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2015* *A Book of the Month for Brain HQ/Posit Science* *Selected by Forbes as a Must Read Brain Book of 2015* *On Life Changes Network's list of the Top 10 Books That Could Change Your Life of 2015* In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders-revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism. Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe. We are learning about the self at a level of detail that Descartes ("I think therefore I am") could never have imagined. Recent research into Alzheimer's illuminates how memory creates your narrative self by using the same part of your brain for your past as for your future. But wait, those afflicted with Cotard's syndrome think they are already dead; in a way, they believe that "I think therefore I am not." Who-or what-can say that? Neuroscience has identified specific regions of the brain that, when they misfire, can cause the self to move back and forth between the body and a doppelgänger, or to leave the body entirely. So where in the brain, or mind, or body, is the self actually located? As Ananthaswamy elegantly reports, neuroscientists themselves now see that the elusive sense of self is both everywhere and nowhere in the human brain. From the Hardcover edition.

*Nominated for the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award* *An NBC News Notable Science Book of 2015* *Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2015* *A Book of the Month for Brain HQ/Posit Science* *Selected by Forbes as a Must Read Brain Book of 2015* *On Life Changes Network's list of the Top 10 Books That Could Change Your Life of 2015* In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders-revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism. Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe. We are learning about the self at a level of detail that Descartes ("I think therefore I am") could never have imagined. Recent research into Alzheimer's illuminates how memory creates your narrative self by using the same part of your brain for your past as for your future. But wait, those afflicted with Cotard's syndrome think they are already dead; in a way, they believe that "I think therefore I am not." Who-or what-can say that? Neuroscience has identified specific regions of the brain that, when they misfire, can cause the self to move back and forth between the body and a doppelgänger, or to leave the body entirely. So where in the brain, or mind, or body, is the self actually located? As Ananthaswamy elegantly reports, neuroscientists themselves now see that the elusive sense of self is both everywhere and nowhere in the human brain. From the Hardcover edition.
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*Nominated for the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award* *An NBC News Notable Science Book of 2015* *Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2015* *A Book of the Month for Brain HQ/Posit Science* *Selected by Forbes as a Must Read Brain Book of 2015* *On Life Changes Network's list of the Top 10 Books That Could Change Your Life of 2015* In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders-revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism. Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe. We are learning about the self at a level of detail that Descartes ("I think therefore I am") could never have imagined. Recent research into Alzheimer's illuminates how memory creates your narrative self by using the same part of your brain for your past as for your future. But wait, those afflicted with Cotard's syndrome think they are already dead; in a way, they believe that "I think therefore I am not." Who-or what-can say that? Neuroscience has identified specific regions of the brain that, when they misfire, can cause the self to move back and forth between the body and a doppelgänger, or to leave the body entirely. So where in the brain, or mind, or body, is the self actually located? As Ananthaswamy elegantly reports, neuroscientists themselves now see that the elusive sense of self is both everywhere and nowhere in the human brain. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rene Ruiz

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:52


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:12


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:21


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

00:35