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The Man Who Wasn't There

Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self

By Anil Ananthaswamy
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The Man Who Wasn't There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self by Anil Ananthaswamy

The Man Who Wasn’t There (2015) explores the mechanisms that form our fundamental sense of self, and shows what happens when things go awry. By examining the surprising effects of disorders like schizophrenia, depersonalization and autism, the book shows just how flimsy the human sense of self can be.

  • People intrigued by the human sense of self
  • Students of neurology, psychology and philosophy
  • Anyone interested in learning about bizarre neurological disorders

Anil Ananthaswamy is a science writer and author of the highly acclaimed book The Edge of Physics. He is also a consultant for New Scientist in London, where he once worked as deputy news editor.

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