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A rare source of hope for the millions suffering concussions both diagnosed and undiagnosed: the remarkable story of how, by retraining the neural optic paths in his brain, one man’s life was restored after eight years of cognitive impairment.

In 1999, Clark Elliott suffered a concussion when a car rear-ended his at a stoplight. Like millions of people who suffer brain trauma every year, he struggled with issues of short-term memory, decision making, movement, and sensitivity to light and noise. As a scientist, however, Elliott had a unique perspective on his own cognitive difficulties. He kept meticulous notes about his condition and offers in The Ghost in My Brain a view into the cognitive and physical problems associated with brain trauma—and the delicate connection between mind and body. In this book he shares his descent into brain dysfunction, his constant struggles to lead a normal life, and his dramatic full recovery thanks to cutting-edge brain treatment that retrained his eyesight and helped him rebuild parts of his brain damaged by the accident.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elliott’s transformative tale will be invaluable for patients with traumatic brain injury, families, and caregivers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Up-close view of living with the harrowing effects of a concussion…With concussions from sports injuries making the news, Elliott’s easy-to-read account of his experiences is a valuable contribution to a better understanding of the condition.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “It is not often that one can gain some genuine insight into the soul-destroying and debilitating experiential world of victims of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI). But through the brilliant descriptions that Clark Elliott provides, we can at least begin to grasp its devastating perceptual, cognitive, and behavioral consequences—its profound disruption of every aspect of normal daily life, of thinking and deciding, feeling and wanting, seeing and hearing, moving, and of our very sense of who we are. This is an extraordinary book about the brain and the mind—a book that is hard to stop reading.”

    Andrew Ortony, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology, computer science, and education, Northwestern University

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