Being Mortal
A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices.
Brain Storms
A star science journalist with Parkinson's reveals the inner workings of this perplexing disease Seven million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's--with sixty thousand new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S. alone--and it remains an enigma, with doctors, researchers, and patients hunting for a cure. InBrain Storms, award-winning journalist Jon Palfreman tells their story, a story that takes on urgency...
Do No Harm
This brand new book has already been shortlisted for several nonfiction prizes, for its poetic, soul-baring look at the reality of life as a brain surgeon. Marsh reminds us that brain surgeons are above all, imperfect but caring humans.
Other Minds
A leading philosopher of science discusses the evolution of the cephalopod mind, shares photos of cephalopod encounters taken during his advanced scuba dives, and offers insights into how nature became self-aware.
Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole
A top neurologist explains the difficulty of diagnosing brain diseases through such cases as a college quarterback who keeps calling the same play and a salesman who continuously drives around a traffic circle.
Shouting Won’t Help
Traces the author's experiences of hearing loss while evaluating a growing epidemic of hearing impairment in America, drawing on medical and specialist insights to identify possible causes while sharing how hearing loss affects everyday life.
The Winner Effect
Demonstrates how success can trigger dramatic changes in the brain to promote intelligence, focus, and ambition, exploring astonishing scientific links between power and behavior.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking.