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In this ground-breaking tour of the human mind, a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist explores the origins of human emotion through the stories of his patients.

Why do we feel what we feel?
How do we define 'sanity'?
Can a lost mind be found again?

Since the dawn of humankind, mental illness has been one of our greatest causes of suffering as a species. But for the majority of our history, its causes have remained a mystery. Now, science has reached a tipping point.

In Connections, Professor Karl Deisseroth shares his breakthrough discovery, optogenetics, a biological technique that allows us to decipher the brain's inner workings using light. With moving and revelatory stories from both personal and professional experience, he reveals what mental illnesses really are, why we suffer from them and the unexpected role they have played in our evolution.

Illuminating the roots of misunderstood diseases and conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, dementia and sociopathy, and answering some of the most timeless questions about the human condition, Connections transforms the way we understand the brain - and our very selves.

©2021 Karl Deisseroth (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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brilliant but complex

I feel like I need to listen to it a few more times before I can fully comprehend all of it. the bits that I did understand were gripping. this coming from a clinician