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Fugitive Minds: : On Madness, Sleep and Other Twilight Afflictions
We know considerably more about the functioning of the brain than we did fifty years ago, but so many of its behaviours remain mysterious. How can we make sense of spirit possession or the psychology of alien abduction? Or even the effects of sleep deprivation or of being in love. Antonio Melechi's strikingly original book explores the 'abnormal' functioning of the brain, ...more
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'Fugitive Minds' is full of interesting tidbits of information and perspective into the various afflictions, imagined and real, of the human mind. It reviews more than fifty different types of mental disorders in a very wide range. Melichi draws on a number of sources, some of which are scientific, others of a more literary and subjective nature. His argument is that while science and laboratory work has brought us some insight into the condition of the human mind, there is much to be gleaned fr ...more