Book Title: The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind : A Memoir of Madness and Recovery
Author: Johann Hari
Format: Paperback | 208 pages
Publication Date: 11 Sep 2018
'Oliver Sacks-meets-When Breath Becomes Air ... Barbara Lipska's remarkable story illuminates the many mysteries of our fragile yet resilient brains.' Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Every Note Played
When renowned neuroscientist Barbara Lipska's melanoma spread to her brain it started to play tricks on her. The expert on mental illness - an expert in how the brain operates - experienced what it is like to go mad. All we think, feel and dream, how we move, if we move, everything that makes us who we are, comes from the brain. So what happens when we lose our mind?
Analyzing the science of the mind and the biology of the brain alongisde Dr Lipska's own extraordinary story, this is a powerful account of what happens when the brain fails.
'Completely compelling and powerful, and hard to put down.' Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, prize-winning author of Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain