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Phantoms in the brain
There's the risk with this sort of book that we see the patients as some sort of freak, being amused by their inability to do ordinary tasks, but Ramachandran avoids this mixing the examples with similar ones of everyday behaviour. Furthermore he shows that the wider knowledge of such conditions means a better chance of treating them. I feel that the most important part of Ramachandran's approach is his openness to new ways of testing ideas about the mind. For instance Freud's work is seen by many nowadays as a collection of untestable stories. However, Ramachandran shows that there is the possibility of finding ways of testing these ideas.