Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

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In what may soon become the most important story in modern neuro-science, Robison offers us a sequel to his previous best seller, Look Me In The Eye. As is this initial journey into the mysteries of autism by an insider might have failed to compel us, Robison takes us deeper into the unexpected brain twists while becoming the first person to attempt reversing the effects of autism through experimental electromagnetic induction. Dr. Marcel Adam Just describes the academics of the trans-cranial magnetic stimulation, (TMS), in the afterword, and Robison’s contribution to the study conducted at Harvard and Beth Israel Hospital. llThe rest of the book holds us in suspense as these pulses awaken emotional connectivity that threatens to diminish the gifts of the autistic, particularly the very skills that help Robison earn a living, in exchange for the ability to empathize socially. When suddenly overwhelmed with emotions for the first time in his life, this trail blazer faces a real possibility that this connection with the rest of humanity may not last. A multitude of surprising insights surface in Robison’s captivating account.

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Author John Elder Robison
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Spiegel & Grau
Publish Date 22-Mar-2016
ISBN 9780812996890
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Issue April 2016
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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