Conversations With Neil's Brain by William H. Calvin
The Neural Nature of Thought and Language

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In a series of encounters before, after, and even during neurosurgery, an epileptic patient--Neil--his surgeon, George Ojemann, and a neuroscientist, William Calvin, explore the landscape of the brain to reveal the incredibly complex mystery of human consciousness. An absorbing medical drama.
 

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William H. Calvin, Ph.D., a neurophysiologist at the University of Washington, is the author of The Throwing Madonna and The River that Flows Uphill. George A. Ojemann, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Washington, collaborated with Dr. Calvin on their earlier book, Inside the Brain. William H. Calvin, Ph.D., a neurophysiologist at the University of Washington, is the author of The Throwing Madonna and The River that Flows Uphill. George A. Ojemann, M.D., a neurosurgeon at the University of Washington, collaborated with Dr. Calvin on their earlier book, Inside the Brain.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Addison-Wesley. 343 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Calvin presents Neil as an intelligent, curious layman with whom he meets regularly in the hospital cafeteria, where Neil asks leading questions about the brain and Calvin answers them at considerable length.

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The Neil named in the title, identified as an engineer who became epileptic after fracturing his skull, undergoes brain surgery to remove part of his temporal lobe in the hope of eliminating his seizures.

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BOOK REVIEW / SCIENCE : A Fascinating Stroll Through the Brain : CONVERSATIONS WITH NEIL'S BRAIN / The Neural Nature of Thought and Language by William H.

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