Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

In this book, Reaching Down the Rabiit Hole, Dr. Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering ...

Author: Dr. Allan H. Ropper

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125003499X

Category: Science

Page: 272

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"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: • A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb • A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off • A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play • A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive • A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

One of the world's leading neurologists reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the brain disorders that he and his staff at the Harvard Medical School endeavour to treat.

Author: Allan Ropper


ISBN: 9781782395485

Category: Brain

Page: 272

View: 635

Here, distinguished neurologist Allan Ropper reveals the stories behind some of the extraordinary and often frightening brain conditions that he and his staff at the Harvard Medical School try - and sometimes fail - to diagnose and treat.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Each book in this collection contains four rib-tickling tales, with superbly silly illustrations throughout.


Publisher: Miles Kelly

ISBN: 9781848109247

Category: Children's stories

Page: 40

View: 985

Each book in this collection contains four rib-tickling tales, with superbly silly illustrations throughout. A host of best-loved authors invite you into a nonsensical world inhabited by plum-pudding fleas, talking fireworks and people who live in vinegar bottles.

How The Brain Lost Its Mind

How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain?

Author: Allan Ropper

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786491826

Category: Science

Page: 208

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'Hugely entertaining' Guardian 'Fascinating' Mail on Sunday In 1882, Jean-Martin Charcot was the premiere physician in Paris, having just established a neurology clinic at the infamous Salpêtrière Hospital, a place that was called a 'grand asylum of human misery'. Assessing the dismal conditions, he quickly upgraded the facilities, and in doing so, revolutionized the treatment of mental illness. Many of Charcot's patients had neurosyphilis (the advanced form of syphilis), a disease of mad poets, novelists, painters, and musicians, and a driving force behind the overflow of patients in Europe's asylums. A sexually transmitted disease, it is known as 'the great imitator' since its symptoms resemble those of almost any biological disease or mental illness. It is also the perfect lens through which to peel back the layers to better understand the brain and the mind. Yet, Charcot's work took a bizarre turn when he brought mesmerism - hypnotism - into his clinic, abandoning his pursuit of the biological basis of illness in favour of the far sexier and theatrical treatment of female 'hysterics', whose symptoms mimic those seen in brain disease, but were elusive in origin. This and a general fear of contagion set the stage for Sigmund Freud, whose seductive theory, Freudian analysis, brought sex and hysteria onto the psychiatrist couch, leaving the brain behind. How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? The real issue remains: where should neurology and psychiatry converge to explore not just the brain, but the nature of the human psyche?

How the Brain Lost Its Mind

The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis and hysteria, by the authors of the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole.

Author: Allan Ropper


ISBN: 9781786491817


Page: 256

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The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis and hysteria, by the authors of the Sunday Times top ten bestseller Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole.

Innovate Your Innovation Process

I've just finished reading a fascinating book, Reaching down the Rabbit Hole: A Renowned Neurologist Explains the Mystery and Drama of Brain Disease, ...

Author: Shlomo Maital

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814759961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 318

Through a series of short stories and brief case studies about great innovators, this book will help managers and entrepreneurs rethink their innovation processes, using the tools outlined in the book. The eight chapters include narratives on: From Ideas to Action; Breaking the Rules; Learning Creativity from our Kids; Innovation as a Team Sport; and Innovating for Those with Less. The basic idea is that the best way to become a world-class innovator is to learn from other world-class innovators and to study what they did and how they did it. Contents:Stories That Inspire About People Who AspireFrom Ideas to ActionBreak the Rules — IntelligentlyInnovation is a Team SportInnovate Everywhere, Everything, EveryoneRestoring Lost InnovativenessLearning Creativity from Our KidsInnovating for Those with Less Readership: Management professionals, practitioners, general public, students and academics intereated in innovation.

This is My Body

Burrell, B. D. and Ropper, Allan, 2014, Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain, London: Atlantic Books.

Author: Jennie Hogan

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1848259484

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 845

This is My Body is a compelling and unforgettably powerful story of trauma, illness, recovery and transformation, told with honesty, courage and resilient good humour. Jennie Hogan, an Anglican priest, has a history of brain injury and illness going back to childhood. In this gripping memoir, memories of the athletic, competitive and fun-loving schoolgirl jostle alongside accounts of invasive emergency medical treatments and the long processes of recovery. She reflects on what it means to live with uncertainty, to become reconciled with a new identity, and how trust and hope can be regained as a vocation flowers despite the odds. Jennie draws on her experience and her beliefs to pose challenging questions about our relationships with our bodies in an age that is obsessed with body image and physical perfection. She explores the nature of faith in times of crisis, the reality of pain and disability, and what it means to be human and vulnerable, yet made in the image of God.

The Unmapped Mind

Allan Ropper's book: Allan Ropper and B. D. Burrell, Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain (London: Atlantic Books, ...

Author: Christian Donlan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241980925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 286

'Remarkable and revelatory, a dazzling achievement. Quietly electrifying' Sunday Times On the day his daughter takes her first steps Christian Donlan discovers he has an incurable neurological disease, multiple sclerosis. As his young daughter starts to investigate the world around her, he too finds himself exploring a new landscape - the shifting and bewildering territory of the brain. Determined to master his new environment, Christian takes us on a fascinating and illuminating journey: through the history of neurology, the joys and anxieties of parenthood, and the ultimate realisation of what, after everything you take for granted has been stripped away from you, is truly important in life. 'This is not a tale of tragedy but one of re-engaging with the world - or realising what's truly important' Stylist 'An amazing and wonderful piece of writing. I could not put it down' Claire Tomalin 'Frank, thought-provoking and uplifting. Will resonate with other people with MS, and also, so importantly, with their family and friends... an invaluable resource' The Times Literary Supplement

Practitioner Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Ropper, A. H., and Burrell, B. D. (2014) Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain (New York: St. Martin's Press).

Author: Liz Bondi

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137390328

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 699

This evocative and thought-provoking book calls for an overhaul of how counselling and psychotherapy research is framed and conducted. Packed full of first-hand examples from a wealth of different perspectives, it puts forward an approach to research centred on practical wisdom developed through intense exploration of the lived experience.

Into the Abyss

Dr Alan Ropper, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and author of Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain ...

Author: Anthony David

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 178607706X

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 280

‘Highly eloquent, fascinating and deeply compassionate’ Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, specialists argue over whether the answers lie in the person’s biology, their psychology or their circumstances. As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Anthony David brings together many fields of enquiry, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each patient might be anything from a traumatic memory to a chemical imbalance, an unhealthy way of thinking or a hidden tumour. Patrick believes he is dead. Jennifer's schizophrenia medication helped with her voices but did it cause Parkinson’s? Emma is in a coma – or is she just refusing to respond? Drawing from Professor David’s career as a clinician and academic, these fascinating case studies reveal the unique complexity of the human mind, stretching the limits of our understanding.

Dementia Pathways to Hope

Allan Ropper and BD Burrell, Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole, London: Atlantic Books, 2014.

Author: Louise Morse

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857216562

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 550

To be diagnosed with dementia is 'like being blindfolded and let loose in a maze'. There is no clear treatment to follow, because each case is unique. But once thickets of misunderstanding and misinformation are brushed aside, there are pathways to hope. 'Secular models of support don't adequately reflect Christian values of compassion, love and service,' explains Louise Morse. 'Neither do they describe the power of spiritual support. This is key to the wellbeing of the caregiver, as well as the person with dementia.' This book is packed with examples of what works, as well as practical advice and accessible medical information. Louise Morse is a cognitive behavioural therapist and works with a national charity whose clients include people with dementia. Her MA dissertation, based on hundreds of interviews, examined the effects on families of caring for a loved one with dementia.

Star Gem

... and walked over to the beetle as it began investigating a rabbit hole. Reaching down Trisol was sure that he would find Kelsi's current transformation ...


Publisher: Will McDonnell




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Down The Rabbit Hole

By reaching this far in the book first of all congratulations! It is an incredible feat to go Down The Rabbit Hole and dig deep into a wonderland populated ...

Author: Tim Lea

Publisher: Tim Lea

ISBN: 1635876699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 772

What does the blockchain mean to you? I keep hearing about it in the media - but don’t know what it is! I have read some things about it – but just don't get it. Isn’t it just a bandwagon that the financial media is over-hyping? Isn’t it just about drugs and hitmen? Block-what? Whatever your thoughts, the blockchain is gaining significant traction, with global media outlets increasing their almost insatiable coverage of the technology. So, why should you care? On December 2, 2015, the Goldman Sachs research team released their Emerging Theme Report. It simply said: “…the Blockchain, can change … well everything.” Now that's a big claim... but when this claim is added to : - Wangxiang Labs out of China announcing a $30bn blockchain-based investment fund for Smart Cities in September 2016. - IBM announcing in the same month their plans to spend $200m for the combination of Blockchain, Internet Of Things and Artificial Intelligence or - The Venture Capitalist community investing $1.3bn so far in the blockchain-related space Perhaps something big is going on…. Is it that: - You can send cleared funds internationally in 20 seconds, rather than 3 days? - You can remove the need for trusted third-parties - bankers, lawyers, accountants, auditors? - 20% of the world's population can finally secure an identity that will help remove human trafficking, even child prostitution. The blockchain is powerful, very powerful but is not a technology that can easily be described in a few words – and that is its problem. Business people like you find it confusing, geeky, and hard to get to grips with. Down The Rabbit Hole gives you a practical, easy-to-read, hands-on guide to the technology, its power, and how you can capitalise on that power. Whether you want to: - Make your organisation more innovative and effective - Make yourself more valuable in your marketplace - Develop new products or - Become the new Mark Zuckerberg Down The Rabbit Hole will have something for you, fast-tracking you to be at the leading edge of 21st-century business thinking. The genie is squeezing itself out of the bottle, one-way ticket in hand – and ready for you to command. However, be warned once you discover the power of the blockchain hidden deep beneath the surface, your eyes will open to green fields crammed full of explosive opportunities. How you use them is limited only by your imagination. So why not get the book today – and take the first steps towards a discovering your new world.

Lange Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy A Localization Based Approach

Endgame: facing down Lou Gehrig's disease. In: Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press; 2014. Ropper AH, Burrell BD. The examined life: what it takes to survive a motor-neuron death sentence. In: Reaching Down ...

Author: Aaron L. Berkowitz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259834395

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 211

An engagingly written text that bridges the gap between neuroanatomy and clinical neurology “A wonderfully readable, concise, but by no means superficial book that fits well in the current pedagogic environment.” From the Foreword by Allan H. Ropper, MD Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy delivers a clear, logical discussion of the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease. Written in a clear, concise style, this unique text offers a concise overview of fundamental neuroanatomy and the clinical localization principles necessary to diagnose and treat patients with neurologic diseases and disorders. Unlike other neurology textbooks that either focus on neuroanatomy or clinical neurology, Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy integrates the two in manner which simulates the way neurologists learn, teach, and think. Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy is divided into two main sections. In Part 1, clinically relevant neuroanatomy is presented in clinical context in order to provide a framework for neurologic localization and differential diagnosis. The diseases mentioned in localization-based discussions of differential diagnosis in Part 1 are then discussed in clinical detail with respect to their diagnosis and management in Part 2. Part 1 can therefore be consulted for a neuroanatomical localization-based approach to symptom evaluation, and Part 2 for the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of neurologic diseases. FEATURES • A clear, concise approach to explaining the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease • Numerous full-color illustrations and high resolution MRI and CT scans • Explanatory tables outline the clinical features, characteristics, and differential diagnosis of neurologic diseases and disorders

Escaping the Rabbit Hole

At one point they describe turning around to see a clawed hand reaching down towards them. But as I grew up and learned more of science, and the way the ...

Author: West Mick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 151073581X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 119

The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre…. All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories. They consume countless books and videos, join like-minded online communities, try to convert those around them, and even, on occasion, alienate their own friends and family. Why is this, and how can you help people, especially those closest to you, break free from the downward spiral of conspiracy thinking? In Escaping the Rabbit Hole, author Mick West shares over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience investigating and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum,, and sets forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones recognize these theories for what they really are. Perhaps counter-intuitively, the most successful approaches to helping individuals escape a rabbit hole aren’t comprised of simply explaining why they are wrong; rather, West’s tried-and-tested approach emphasizes clear communication based on mutual respect, honesty, openness, and patience. West puts his debunking techniques and best practices to the test with four of the most popular false conspiracy theories today (Chemtrails, 9/11 Controlled Demolition, False Flags, and Flat Earth) — providing road maps to help you to understand your friend and help them escape the rabbit hole. These are accompanied by real-life case studies of individuals who, with help, were able to break free from conspiracism. With sections on: the wide spectrum of conspiracy theories avoiding the “shill” label psychological factors and other complications (and concluding with) a look at the future of debunking Mick West has put forth a conclusive, well-researched, practical reference on why people fall down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole and how you can help them escape.

To Kill a Mocking Girl

It would be a chasm without end, like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, but never reaching the bottom. An absurdist existence where nothing made sense, ...

Author: Harper Kincaid

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 1643853252

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 465

Bookbinder Quinn finds herself in trouble when her ex's fiance turns up dead and if she's not careful, her days might be numbered in this debut series perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Eva Gates. Quinn Victoria Caine is back in her quirky town of Vienna, Virginia, starting her new life as a bookbinder in her family-owned, charm-for-days bookshop, Prose & Scones. With her trusty German Shephard RBG-'Ruff Barker' Ginsburg by her side, what can go wrong? Okay, sure, bumping into her ex, Scott, or her former high school nemesis, Tricia, is a drag. It certainly doesn't help they have acquired the new hobby of shoving their recent engagement in her face every chance they get. But that doesn't mean Quinn wanted to find Tricia dead in the road. So why does half the town think she may have done it? Quinn is determined to find Tricia's killer, even if it means partnering with her cousin-turned-nun, Sister Daria, and Detective Aiden Harrington, her older brother's too-movie-star-handsome-for-his-own good, best friend. They believe she's innocent, but of course that doesn't influence the police, who peg her as their prime suspect. Or, at least until she's poisoned. But there is no way Quinn is going to stop now. Vienna is her town and-for better or worse-Tricia was one of their own. Someone may have killed the mocking girl, but no one's going to stop the notorious QVC.

Project Rabbit Hole

It looked as if a hand and arm were reaching out of her chest. ... fellow investigators triggers a deeper delve down the rabbit hole.

Author: Al Tyas


ISBN: 0359639569

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 236

View: 378

Al Tyas uses his personal experiences as a retired paranormal investigator, case studies, research and exclusive interviews to give a new and modern look into the supernatural, how it may be changing in the dawn of a new, technological age, and new dangers that we face when we encounter these elusive beings.