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              Books by Anil Ananthaswamy

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              Through Two Doors At Once
               

              Through Two Doors At Once (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil

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              The story of the 'double slit' experiment: how a piece of paper with two holes in it changed the way we understand light and the fabric of reality - and is still doing so two hundred years later.

              ISBN 9781101986103
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Man Who Wasn't There: Tales from the Edge of the Self
               

              The Man Who Wasn't There: Tales from the Edge of the Self (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil

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              An Oliver Sacks-style tour of the neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, and out of body experiences in which people lose some critical sense of themselves--with sometimes bizarre and often painful results--revealing the absolute importan...ce of our sense of self, however fragile, and its nurture. Understanding the self has long been thought to be neuroscience's greatest challenge, a mystery perhaps that never can be solved. We are who we are, but mystics, Buddhists, and even scientists have told us the self is an illusion. We know who we are but then no matter how successful and healthy you are, sometimes we wonder, who is that inside our heads? Who am I really? Are you sure you know? With the explosion of progress in the scientific investigation of maladies such as schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's, ecstatic epilepsy, and Cotard's syndrome, as well as out of body experiences and Asperger's, we are learning about the Self at a level of detail that Descartes ( I think therefore I am ) could never have imagined. Is the Self merely your ongoing autobiography, your personal narrative, as Antonio Damasio has suggested? Alzheimer's disease is illuminating the role of memory in the construction of that narrative as Ananthaswamy shows. The same part of your brain that remembers your life story is constructing your future life story. Is the location of the Self in our gray matter at hand? Those afflicted with Cotard's syndrome think they are already dead--in a way, they believe that I think therefore I am not . But who--or what--is saying that? Neuroscience has identified specific regions of the brain that, when they misfire, can lead to the self can moving back and forth between the body and a doppelganger, or leaving the body entirely and able to witness it's former body. But, then, where in the brain is the self actually located? As Ananthaswamy elegantly reports, neuroscientists themselves ultimately acknowledge that the self is
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              ISBN 9781101984321
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Man Who Wasn't There: Tales from the Edge of the Self
               

              The Man Who Wasn't There: Tales from the Edge of the Self (Paperback)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil

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              Reveals the mind boggling neuroscience connecting brain, body, mind, and society, by examining a range of brain disorders, in the tradition of Oliver Sacks.

              ISBN 9780715653944
              Publisher Prelude
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              The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
               

              The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil

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              Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-297) and index.

              ISBN 9780547394527
              Publisher Mariner Books
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              The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations Into the Strange New Science of the Self
                

              The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations Into the Strange New Science of the Self (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil; Read by Ruiz, Rene

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              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 j...ournalism 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 doppelganger, 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.
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              ISBN 9781101914939
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              The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology
               

              The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology (Paperback)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil

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              A scientific and globetrotting exploration of the physics experiments changing the ways we understand our universe bringing the science of cosmology down to earth.

              ISBN 9780715653913
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              Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment that Captures the Enigma of our Quantum Reality
               

              Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment that Captures the Enigma of our Quantum Reality (Paperback)

              By Ananthaswamy, Anil

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              With his extraordinary gift for making the complicated comprehensible, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world and through history, down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed for the answers.

              ISBN 9780715653920
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