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The Resource The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery, Barbara K. Lipska ; with Elaine McArdle

The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery, Barbara K. Lipska ; with Elaine McArdle

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The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery
Title
The neuroscientist who lost her mind
Title remainder
my tale of madness and recovery
Statement of responsibility
Barbara K. Lipska ; with Elaine McArdle
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness--only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In January 2015, Barbara Lipska--a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness--was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months, her frontal lobe, the seat of cognition, began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms that terrified her family and coworkers. But miraculously, just as her doctors figured out what was happening, the immunotherapy they had prescribed began to work. Just eight weeks after her nightmare began, Lipska returned to normal. With one difference: she remembered her brush with madness with exquisite clarity. In [this memoir], Lipska describes her extraordinary ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain. She explains how mental illness, brain injury, and age can change our behavior, personality, cognition, and memory. She tells what it is like to experience these changes firsthand. And she reveals what parts of us remain, even when so much else is gone."--
  • In January 2015, Lipska-- a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness-- was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to her brain. Within months her frontal lobe began shutting down. She descended into madness, exhibiting dementia- and schizophrenia-like symptoms. But miraculously the prescribed immunotherapy began to work. Here Lipska describes her ordeal and its lessons about the mind and brain
Summary
Describes how the author, a leading expert on the neuroscience of mental illness, endured months of terrifying symptoms related to a brain melanoma before immunotherapy enabled a cure, recounting in vivid detail her recollection of the experience and what it revealed about the role of mental illness, brain injury and age on behavior, personality and memory
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Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638383
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lipska, Barbara K.,
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4770092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC280.M37
LC item number
L57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McArdle, Elaine,
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lipska, Barbara K
  • Melanoma
  • Brain metastasis
  • Neuroscientists
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my tale of madness and recovery
Label
The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery, Barbara K. Lipska ; with Elaine McArdle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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.
Contents
The rat's revenge -- The vanishing hand -- Into my brain -- Derailed -- Poisoned -- Lost -- Inferno -- Chanterelles -- What happened, Miss Simone? -- The light gets in -- Survivor
Control code
994520378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 188 pages
Isbn
9781328787309
Lccn
2017046211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The neuroscientist who lost her mind : my tale of madness and recovery, Barbara K. Lipska ; with Elaine McArdle
Publication
Copyright
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.
Contents
The rat's revenge -- The vanishing hand -- Into my brain -- Derailed -- Poisoned -- Lost -- Inferno -- Chanterelles -- What happened, Miss Simone? -- The light gets in -- Survivor
Control code
994520378
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 188 pages
Isbn
9781328787309
Lccn
2017046211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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