Disturbances of the mind /

Sergei Korsakoff, Alois Alzheimer, James Parkinson, Hans Asperger and other eminent scientists, are all names which have become synonymous with a disease, a syndrome, or an autistic disorder. Although the names of these psychiatrists and neurologists are familiar, we often know little about the indi... Full description

Main Author: Draaisma, D.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Table of Contents:
  • Towards dusk the images appear: Bonnet syndrome
  • A tormenting round of tremors: Parkinson's disease
  • Phineas Gage's posthumous stroll: the Gage matrix
  • The Celestine prophesy: Broca's area
  • Sparks from a Leyden jar: Jackson's epilepsy
  • Siberian brandy: Korsakoff syndrome
  • Go to hell, idiot! Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
  • A labyrinth of tangles: Alzheimer's disease
  • The Mercator of neurology: Brodmann's areas
  • The headquarters of madness: Clérambault syndrome
  • A cup of tea for the doppelgänger: Capgras syndrome
  • Little professors: Asperger syndrome
  • The Cardan suspension of science.