The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

My Tale of Madness and Recovery
Narrated by Emma Powell
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The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

My Tale of Madness and Recovery
Written by Barbara K. Lipska & Elaine McArdle | Narrated by Emma Powell
Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska made a career out of studying mental illness — and then she started her own descent into madness. She describes how she developed dementia and schizophrenia-like symptoms until her miraculous recovery, and offers nuanced insight from her firsthand experience. “Oliver Sacks meets When Breath Becomes Air in this fascinating, page-turning account” (Lisa Genova).

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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 The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind, 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.

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Release Date: April 3, 2018
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Run time: 6 hours and 53 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook

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