The neuropsychology of the everyday.
Everyday mysteries solved by a neuropsychologist.
Our daily lives are full of perplexing situations that can be explained by neuropsychology. Temporary lapses in memory, sudden outbursts of passion, phobias and hang-ups, and even strange phenomena like apparitions and hallucination. In this book, Saúl Martínez-Horta offers a scientific perspective on all these experiences so that we might better understand how our brains work.
Why do we sometimes think we've lost our keys? Why do we forget people's names? How can we explain things like false memories or those words that get stuck on the tip of our tongue? Could there be a scientific explanation for acts of violence, stage fright or simply drawing a blank?
In Where Are My Keys? Saúl Martínez-Horta explains the theory and practice that allows us to understand our brain's behaviour, making clear distinctions between what is normal activity and when we should be concerned. A book as accessible and informative as the classic works of Oliver Sacks.