Brainsick: A Physician’s Journey to the Brink
How could a brilliant physician—a noted researcher, medical school dean, and head of pharmaceutical research for an international drug company—miss decades of the telltale signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder until the day when a disordered brain trumped reason, the caring of family, and the power of modern medicine? Is there a road to recovery?
Shock Waves: A Scientist Studies His Stroke
With an international reputation in dream research, Hobson met his toughest analytic challenge in February 2001: his own stroke. With his intellectual abilities intact, Hobson struggled to make sense of mysterious changes in his sleep and dreaming. It was just the beginning.
My Mind Is a Web Browser:How People With Autism Think
The struggle that made possible Temple Grandin’s early development, graduate education, and notable career as a professor of animal behavior, designer of animal facilities worldwide, and celebrated writer, speaker, and researcher on autism, is told in her books, Emergence: Labeled Autistic (1986) and Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports From My Life With Autism (Vintage Books, 1996).