Two Collections of Brain Mysteries and Cognitive Curiosities

A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain, by Sara Manning Peskin, published February 8, 2022 by W.W. Norton. Used or new @SecondSale.com The new book A Molecule Away From Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain by Dr. Sara Manning Peskin explores the hairline between normal functioning and utter disaster in the brain.... Continue Reading →

Popular Science on How Genes Can Influence Who We Are

Book review: Pleased to Meet Me, by Bill Sullivan (Amazon / Book Depository) Bill Sullivan, professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writes that he's always been curious about why we are the way we are, with all of our many often peculiar differences. So many traits, preferences, and physical qualities seem... Continue Reading →

Speak, memory

Book review: Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich (Amazon / Book Depository) Books like this don't come along every day. Patient H.M. is an extraordinary true story worked into an excellent piece of narrative nonfiction. At its core is the legendary patient whose 'broken' brain helped science understand more about how non-broken brains work, to borrow a line that... Continue Reading →

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