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The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

My Tale of Madness and Recovery

by Barbara K. Lipska Author · Elaine McArdle Author


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As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness—only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. In the tradition of My Stroke of Insight and Brain on Fire, this powerful memoir recounts her ordeal, and explains its unforgettable lessons about the brain and mind.

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HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Barbara K. Lipska (Author)

BARBARA K. LIPSKA is the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she studies mental illness and the brain. ELAINE McARDLE is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Boston Globe.

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