Bizarre: The Most Peculiar Cases of Human Behavior and What They Tell Us About How the Brain Works
By Marc Dingman
The human brain is an amazing organ of the human body. If it wasn’t for the brain, you wouldn’t be able to read and interpret this review.
But reading and enjoying my review would fall under the category of normal activities. In the book “Bizarre: The Most Peculiar Cases of Human Behavior and What They Tell Us About How the Brain Works,” author Marc Dingman examines some of the more “bizarre” aspects of the human brain and those who suffer from various maladies. Some of the maladies are just plain weird, from the man who thought he was a cat, to the woman who was convinced she was dead, to why some people fall victim to cults.
One of my favorite authors is Oliver Saks and I believe I’ve read most of his books. Dr. Saks was a neurologist and author and his books focused on some of the more interesting aspects of how the brain works. I would definitely recommend “Bizarre: The Most Peculiar Cases of Human Behavior and What They Tell Us About How the Brain Works” to any Oliver Saks fans.
I really enjoyed reading this book despite knowing about most of the diseases or situations that author Marc Dingman examines. This is an easy read, despite the subject matter, and would be of interest to anyone who is a fan of Oliver Saks or is interested in the more unusual aspects of how our human brain works.
[Thank you to NetGalley and the author for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest and objective opinion which I have given here.]