By Geoff Rolls
The human brain is either notable and compelling. yet this is often greater than a suite of case stories; it's a number of tales that illustrate probably the most severe different types of human behaviour. From the chief who confident his fans to kill themselves to the fellow who misplaced his reminiscence; from the boy who was once mentioned as a woman to the lady with numerous personalities, Geoff Rolls illustrates one of the most basic tenets of psychology. every one case learn has supplied necessary insights for students and researchers, and surprised the general public at huge. numerous were the muse for works of fiction, for instance the tale of Kim Peek, the genuine Rain Man.
This new version gains 3 new case reports, together with the tale of Charles Decker, who was once attempted for the tried homicide of 2 humans yet acquitted at the foundation of a neurological , and Dorothy Martin, whose persisting trust in an drawing close alien invasion is an illuminating instance of cognitive dissonance. moreover, every one case learn is contextualized with extra general behaviour, whereas the newest considering in each one sub-field is additionally mentioned.
Classic Case reports in Psychology is accessibly written and calls for no previous wisdom of psychology, simply an curiosity within the human . it's a booklet that may amaze, occasionally disturb, yet notably enlighten its readers.
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For Solomon, this word evoked ﬁne and delicate images quite at odds with the qualities usually associated with pigs. For Solomon both the sound of a word, the voice of the speaker and the meaning of the word would be encoded together. For Solomon, all of these things had to ﬁt together. Trying to forget Unlike most people, who spend time trying to devise strategies for remembering, Solomon spent time trying to devise strategies to forget! It became increasingly clear to him that he needed to forget information.
He liked to show off his skill by performing two-handed lobotomies on both eye sockets simultaneously. Being the showman he was, he ordered his own handmade leucotome to be made out of pure gold. Unbelievably, he once killed a patient when he stepped back to take a photo and accidentally allowed his leucotome to sink deep into the person’s brain. Around this time, Moniz received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the frontal lobotomy (this was later described as the most disgraceful award in the history of the prize).
Solomon found it impossible to single out the most important or key points from a text. Each detail in any text produced further images that often took him further and further away from the central point of any passage. Solomon was also very poor at processing abstract ideas. To Solomon, everything was processed visually. He said ‘other people think as they read, but I see it all’ (p. 112). He often found that one word in a passage sparked off an image and then from that image he would move to a related one not associated with the original text.