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The Resource Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison

Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison

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Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Title
Switched on
Title remainder
a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Statement of responsibility
John Elder Robison
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"When John Elder Robison published Look Me in the Eye, his darkly funny bestselling memoir about growing up with Asperger's Syndrome, he was launched into international prominence as an autism expert. But in spite of his success, he still struggled to decode the secret language of social interactions, and often felt like a misfit who understood car engines better than people. So when a group of Harvard neuroscientists told John about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), an experimental brain therapy that promised to remediate the disabilities of autism and unlock his emotional intelligence, he jumped at the chance to join their study. Switched On recounts the adventure that followed, as John became a guinea pig to the world's top brain researchers in an effort to understand the social and emotional deficits that lie at the heart of autism, with electrifying results. As Robison describes his transformation: "For the first time in my life, I learned what it was like to truly 'know' other people's feelings. It was as if I'd been experiencing the world in black and white all my life, and suddenly I could see everything--and particularly other people--in brilliant beautiful color."--
Summary
A follow-up to the best-selling Look Me in the Eye continues the story of the author's struggles with autism, recounting how, after undergoing an experimental brain therapy, he began to experience empathy in ways that challenged his perceptions about his relationships, memories and sense of identity
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Biography type
individual biography
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10473085
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Robison, John Elder
Dewey number
  • 616.85/88320092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Robison, John Elder
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Label
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn898529198
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780812996890
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898529198
Label
Switched on : a memoir of brain change and emotional awakening, John Elder Robison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898529198
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780812996890
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015014112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898529198

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