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The Resource Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison ; foreword by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD

Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison ; foreword by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD

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Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Title
Switched on
Title remainder
a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Statement of responsibility
John Elder Robison ; foreword by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When John Elder Robison published Look Me in the Eye, his darkly funny bestselling memoir about growing up with Asperger's Syndrome, he was launched into international prominence as an autism expert. But in spite of his success, he still struggled to decode the secret language of social interactions, and often felt like a misfit who understood car engines better than people. So when a group of Harvard neuroscientists told John about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), an experimental brain therapy that promised to remediate the disabilities of autism and unlock his emotional intelligence, he jumped at the chance to join their study. Switched On recounts the adventure that followed, as John became a guinea pig to the world's top brain researchers in an effort to understand the social and emotional deficits that lie at the heart of autism, with electrifying results. As Robison describes his transformation: "For the first time in my life, I learned what it was like to truly 'know' other people's feelings. It was as if I'd been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything--and particularly other people--in brilliant beautiful color.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
R6356 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison ; foreword by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-289)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An electrifying proposal -- The value of detachment, circa 1978 -- Medical magnets -- Why change? -- Horsepower -- Informed consent -- The history of brain stimulation -- Mapping my brain -- The night the music came alive -- Emotion -- Singing for ambulances -- A family affair -- Seeing into people -- Hallucinations and reality -- Awakening -- Science fiction becomes real -- The zero-sum game -- The shimmer of music -- Aftermath -- Nature's engineers -- Speech -- A more subtle result -- Different kinds of success -- Rewriting history -- Fear -- A new beginning -- Tuning out the static -- Mind readers -- A death in the family -- Back in the groove -- The future
Control code
898529198
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812996890
Lccn
2015014112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898529198
Label
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison ; foreword by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-289)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An electrifying proposal -- The value of detachment, circa 1978 -- Medical magnets -- Why change? -- Horsepower -- Informed consent -- The history of brain stimulation -- Mapping my brain -- The night the music came alive -- Emotion -- Singing for ambulances -- A family affair -- Seeing into people -- Hallucinations and reality -- Awakening -- Science fiction becomes real -- The zero-sum game -- The shimmer of music -- Aftermath -- Nature's engineers -- Speech -- A more subtle result -- Different kinds of success -- Rewriting history -- Fear -- A new beginning -- Tuning out the static -- Mind readers -- A death in the family -- Back in the groove -- The future
Control code
898529198
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780812996890
Lccn
2015014112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898529198

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