Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs

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  • Anglais
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Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs

ᱟ Format Kindle Read [ Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs ] For Free ⚠ Ebook Author Marc Lewis ⚸ Boston GlobeA surprising and charming addition to this crowded genre Yes, it embraces the classic redemption narrative teenage experimentation, late 60s Berkeley, exotic forays into Malaysia and Calcutta, the inevitable slide into deception, crime, and desperation But he ends up a professional neuropsychologist, able to enliven the tired streams of addled consciousness with metrical rapids of semi hard science.GuardianMarc Lewis s brilliant if not wholly sympathetic account of his many mind bludgeoning drug experiences wears its biological determinism on its sleeve Lewis has certainly woven his experiences into an unusual and exciting book Memoirs of an Addicted Brain is as strange, immediate and artfully written as any Oliver Sacks case study, with the added scintillation of having been composed by its subject.The FixThe most original and illuminating addiction memoir since Thomas De Quincey sseminal Confessions of an Opium Eater an electrifying debut.Midwest Book ReviewA powerful survey recounting the authors powerful addiction and how he broke an intense hold on drugs This will appeal to a range of collections, from those strong in autobiographies to science and health holdings alike.KirkusDevelopmental neuroscientist Lewis examines his odyssey from minor stoner to helpless, full blown he unspools one pungent drug episode after another, he capably knits into the narrative an accessible explanation of the neural activity that guided his behavior From opium pipe to orbitofrontal cortex, a smoothly entertaining interplay between lived experience and the particulars of brain activity.Publishers WeeklyMeticulous, evocative Lewiss unusual blend of scientific expertise, street cred, vivid subjectivity and searching introspection yields a compelling perspective on the perils and allure of addiction.Wall Street Journal Compellingfor readers grappling with addiction, Mr Lewis sapproach might well be novel enough to inspire them to seek the happiness he now enjoys.Chronicle of Higher EducationHe proceeds deftly from episodes of his drug years to neuroscientific explanations of his brain s response to drugs.Marc Lewiss relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen year old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana In Berkeley, California, in its hippie heyday, he found methamphetamine and LSD and heroin he sniffed nitrous oxide in Malaysia and frequented Calcuttas opium dens Ultimately, though, his journey took him where it takes most addicts into a life of desperation, deception, and crime.But unlike most addicts, Lewis recovered to become a developmental psychologist and researcher in neuroscience In Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, he applies his professional expertise to a study of his former self, using the story of his own journey through addiction to tell the universal story of addictions of every kind. 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