Author(s): Jenni A. Ogden
In Trouble in Mind, neuropsychologist Jenni Ogden, author of Fractured Minds, transports the reader into the worlds of 15 of her most memorable neurological patients. There is Luke, the gang member who loses his speech but finds he can still sing, and HM, who by losing his memory becomes the most studied single case in medical history. You will meet Julian, who misplaces his internal map of the human body; Melody, a singer who risks losing her song when she undergoes brain surgery to cure her epilepsy; and Sophie, who has just enough time to put her house in order before Alzheimer ’s dementia steals her insight.
For the patients, the struggle to understand their disordered minds and disobedient bodies takes extraordinary courage and determination. For professionals and researchers working with these patients, the ethical and emotional challenges are demanding. Trouble in Mind is a book that will be enjoyed by general readers, students, and health professionals alike
'Ogden brilliantly illustrates the role of the clinician as detective, combining the expertise of a neuroscientist, the insight of a psychologist, and the eye of a novelist. The book is wonderfully accessible to anyone interested in how the brain works.' --Michael Corballis, author of PIECES OF MIND
‘In the spirit of Oliver Sacks, Jenni Ogden takes us on a remarkable journey into the inner workings of the human brain. Her fascinating tales examine how we think, feel, and communicate with the world. Fascinating!’--Danielle Ofri
Jenni Ogden holds a PhD in psychology, and worked as a university professor, researcher, and practitioner in the fields of clinical psychology and neuropsychology for 27 years. The author of the popular text Fractured Minds: a case-study approach to clinical neuropsychology, she now lives with her husband on a remote island off the coast of New Zealand, and writes non-fiction and fiction with a psychological or medical theme.