Cover with image of a head partially obscured by a collage of different images covering the brain

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains

by Helen Thomson Author

A science writer with a background in neuroscience spent years finding people with the most unusual neurological disorders and tells their stories in this book. Instead of presenting scans and case histories, this book uses interviews with people like a man who tried to break his back because his legs felt like someone else's, or another patient who believed he spent nine years dead. Careful observation, science, and storytelling combine to offer a deep examination of the strangest corners of the human brain and understand our own emotions and consciousness more clearly.