GLIMPSES OF THE MIND

WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS? MEMORY? EMOTION? SCIENCE UNRAVELS THE BEST-KEPT SECRETS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN

To all outward appearances, Elliot is a perfectly normal middle-aged businessman. Despite an operation a decade ago for removal of a benign brain tumor the size of a small orange, he remains intelligent and seemingly rational, with a wry sense of humor. Yet his behavior makes it clear that there is something very wrong. After years of rock-solid competence, Elliot now has trouble keeping appointments and making decisions. He has squandered much of his life savings on a series of bad investments. And, strangest of all, the very fact that his behavior is self-destructive doesn't seem to bother him-and he keeps...

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