The Making of Mind: A Personal Account of Soviet Psychology, by Alexander Luria

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By fictionalizing neurological conditions, neuronovels also offer a mirror image of the kind of clinical narrative so brilliantly practiced by Oliver Sacks (1985, 1995) or Paul Broks (2003). The Russian neurophysiologist Alexander Luria (1979), who pioneered the genre, referred to it as “romantic neurology,” an approach that attempts to recover the “I” or “who” of the patient’s subjectivity from the “it” or “what” of the physical illness (Couser 2004, 75–76).


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