Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Voyage Through The Mind and To Its Center

Neurologist Vilayanur Ramachandran and author of Phantoms in the Brain, gave a recent talk in March at the TED conference, which has just recently been posted on their website.

By exploring the intriguing mental changes that can occur as a result of either anatomical amputations, such as phantom limb pain, or because of brain-damage, such as the Capgras delusion (the conviction that friends and family, when seen visually, are imposters) or synesthesia (when people hear color or smell sounds), Ramachandran uncovers and exploits innovative theories which make a palliative effort to not only cure, but uncover how, exactly, the mindbrain works.

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