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Conversations with Neil's Brain


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* A Window to the Brain * Losing Consciousness * Seeing the Brain Speak * If Language Is Left, Whats Right? * The Problems with Paying Attention * The Personality of the Lowly Neuron * The What and Where of Memory * How Are Memories Made? * Whats Up Front * When Things Go Wrong with Thought and Mood * Tuning Up the Brain by Pruning * Acquiring and Reacquiring Language * Taking Apart the Visual Image * How the Brain Subdivides Language * Why Can We Read So Well? * Stringing Things Together in Novel Ways * Deep in the Temporal Lobe, Just Across from the Brain Stem * In Search of the Narrator

About the Author

William H. Calvin, Ph.D., a neurophysiologist at the University of Washington, is the author of The Throwing Madonna and The River that Flows Uphill.George A. Ojemann, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Washington, collaborated with Dr. Calvin on their earlier book, Inside the Brain.

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