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Bestselling author Sam Kean takes the guest seat this week with his new book The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons. We hear tales of of neurological curiosities including phantom limbs, Siamese twin brains, viruses that eat patients’ memories, and blind people who see through their tongues as we trace the history of neuroscience back to its early origins.

The hidden power of self deception is also featured on this episode alongside technological devices inspired by NDEs.

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Benjamin Grundy started Mysterious Universe back in 2006. Every week he researches the fortean world and puts together the weekly free MU podcast, extended podcast and Plus + podcast alongside Aaron Wright.
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