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The Nocturnal Brain by Dr Guy Leschziner

The Nocturnal Brain

Tales of Nightmares and Neuroscience

Dr Guy Leschziner

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 1 Mar 2019
ISBN: 9781471176357

A brilliant new narrative on sleep deprivation - its causes and effects - through the case studies of one of the world's leading experts.

  • The Sunday TimesMust Read
4 stars out of 5
James McConnachie
10 Mar 2019

"this book is a serious contribution by a serious expert"

These are compelling stories and they illustrate fascinating neurological quirks. Narratives of this sort were pioneered and perfected by Oliver Sacks in books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. While Leschziner is not in Sacks’s league — his tone is a little drier, his temperament more clinically cool — he shares his boundless curiosity and commitment: you sense how urgently he wants to help his patients to get well...He is passionate about the medical importance of good sleep...These ideas are complex, and it should be clear that this book is a serious contribution by a serious expert. It is not a freak show.