Books et al.Neuroscience

Neurodiversity, in profile

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Science  03 Aug 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6401, pp. 456-457
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat8783

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The case report is dead. At least, it seems all but so in the realm of ev­idence-based medicine. It is thus thoroughly refreshing to read Helen Thomson’s Unthinkable: An Extraor­dinary Journey Through the World’s Strangest Brains and Eric R. Kandel’s The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves, two ambitious books that draw on clinical profiles to tell stories about our brains and minds.