Phantoms In The Brain
Author: V.S. Ramachandran, M.D.
Ph.D. and Sandra Blakenee
From Phantom limbs to perceptions of reality, Ramachandran covers it all in this book.
Necessarily technical at times, this is nevertheless a fascinating insight into the way our brains work to organise our experience.
The theory is spiced up with tales such as that of Tom with a ‘map' of his missing hand laid out on his face, or Diane who can reach out and take objects despite being blind.
This is a groundbreaking book of science’s understanding of human perception, and quite shakes up your own ideas of how we perceive.