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Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening


作者  /  John Elder Robison

出版社 / Spiegel & Grau

出版日期 / 2017/01/03

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

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許多學說都假設自閉症患者天生就沒有理解他人情感的能力。但如果這項學說是錯誤的?自閉症患者其實只是錯過了如何洞悉情感的訊號,這項能力只是被封閉在他們的心中。2007年約翰‧羅比森出版暢銷書《看著我的眼》,紀錄身為亞斯伯格症患者的成長歷程。在宣傳書籍的過程,約翰獲得世界知名神經學家的邀請,參與TMS頭顱磁刺激療法的大腦實驗治療,從此開啟他人生的情感之窗,以及面對一連串何謂正常人的人生難題。這本書宛如真實人生版本的《獻給阿爾吉儂的花束》,一扇神奇及親密的情感之窗就此打開,也促使神經學研究更上一層樓。

An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye

Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on.

It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we’ve been wrong all this time? What if that “missing” emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind?

In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next.

Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others’ emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681351235006
ISBN 13 /9780812986648
ISBN 10 /0812986644
EAN /9780812986648

頁數320
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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