The Resource The darker the night, the brighter the stars : a neuropsychologist's odyssey through consciousness, Paul Broks ; with drawigs by Garry Kennard

The darker the night, the brighter the stars : a neuropsychologist's odyssey through consciousness, Paul Broks ; with drawigs by Garry Kennard

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The darker the night, the brighter the stars : a neuropsychologist's odyssey through consciousness
Title
The darker the night, the brighter the stars
Title remainder
a neuropsychologist's odyssey through consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Paul Broks ; with drawigs by Garry Kennard
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "When celebrated neuropsychologist Paul Broks's wife died of cancer, it sparked a journey of grief and reflection that traced a lifelong attempt to understand how the brain gives rise to the soul. The result of that journey is a gorgeous, evocative meditation on fate, death, consciousness, and what it means to be human. The Darker the Night, The Brighter the Stars weaves a scientist's understanding of the mind - its logic, its nuance, how we think about what makes a person - with a poet's approach to humanity, that crucial and ever-elusive why. It's a story that unfolds through the centuries, along the path of humankind's constant quest to discover what makes us human, and the answers that consistently slip out of our grasp. It's modern medicine and psychology and ancient tales; history and myth combined; fiction and the stranger truth. But, most importantly, it's Broks' story, grounded in his own most fascinating cases as a clinician--patients with brain injuries that revealed something fundamental about the link between the raw stuff of our bodies and brains and the ineffable selves we take for who we are. Tracing a loose arc of loss, acceptance, and renewal, he unfolds striking, imaginative stories of everything from Schopenhauer to the Greek philosophers to jazz guitarist Pat Martino in order to sketch a multifaceted view of humanness that is as heartbreaking at it is affirming"--
  • "A personal and profound book on the mysteries at the core of our humanness by an acclaimed neuropsychologist, as ambitious as it is timely"--
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contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broks, Paul
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.B736 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennard, Garry
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  • Broks, Paul
  • Physicians
  • Cancer
  • Grief
  • Cognition
  • Brain
  • Life sciences
  • Autobiographies
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The darker the night, the brighter the stars : a neuropsychologist's odyssey through consciousness, Paul Broks ; with drawigs by Garry Kennard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-316)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A grief observed -- A thousand red butterflies -- Into the labyrinth
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780307985798
Lccn
2018002690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031042066
  • 854673
  • (OCoLC)on1031042066
  • 854673
Label
The darker the night, the brighter the stars : a neuropsychologist's odyssey through consciousness, Paul Broks ; with drawigs by Garry Kennard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A grief observed -- A thousand red butterflies -- Into the labyrinth
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xiii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780307985798
Lccn
2018002690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031042066
  • 854673
  • (OCoLC)on1031042066
  • 854673

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