Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain

The searing, wry memoir about a woman s fight for a new life after a devastating brain injury When Sarah Vallance is thrown from a horse and suffers a jarring blow to the head, she believes she s walked away unscathed The next morning, things take a sharp turn as she s led from work to the

Somebody I Used to Know: A Memoir

Wendy Mitchell had a busy job with the British National Health Service, raised her two daughters alone, and spent her weekends running and climbing mountains Then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her She didn t know it then, but dementia

The Brain: The Story of You

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence What is reality Who are you How do you make

Inside the O'Briens

Joe O Brien is a forty four year old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper

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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

The author of the acclaimed Proust and the Squid follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies A decade ago,

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy

The publication of Creatures of a Day is reason to celebrate Steven PinkerIn this stunning collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D Yalom describes his patients struggles as well as his own to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence how to have a meaningful