16 September 2016
Switched on: A memoir of brain change and emotional awakening
Switched On is a 320-page memoir of a man with Asperger's who was given the opportunity to transform his life by way of an experimental brain therapy. This book is an examination of how that therapy changed his brain, his relationships and his ability to empathize.
The author spent his first fifty years with Asperger's working with electronics at music events and then owning a small car repair business while working as a professional photographer. Despite his successes in life, when a scientist from Beth Israel Hospital spoke to him about a study that uses TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) to unlock emotional intelligence, Robison needed to know more. His story is sometimes serious, sometimes laugh-out-loud humorous, and intensely personal.
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