Physiology of the Brain with Jacob and Joseph

Suggested Reading

Looking for some science stuff to read? We've got some suggestions. 

Stuff We've Read

why zebras don't get ulcers

Robert Sapolsky | Comprehensive, in depth, and entertaining view at the remarkable and complex world of stress biology. 

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

Oliver Sacks | A discussion of morality, science, and life in the context of remarkably fascinating medical neurological conundrums. 

Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis

Lisa Sanders | From the doctor who inspired the character "House," a series of medical mysteries that shed light into the nature and methodology of clinical diagnoses. 

Biopsychology

John P.J. Pinel | Fantastic introductory course to the complexities of Neuroscience. Very in depth descriptions in an easy to comprehend, down to earth writing style. 


Stuff We Want to Read

A Primate's Memoir

Robert Sapolsky | A unique peek into the life, musing, and work of one of the foremost primatologists and scientific figures of the last three decades.

The Trouble With Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament

Robert Sapolsky | A series of enthralling and entertaining accounts of physiological stories that explore what it means to be human, biologically, emotionally, and socially. 

Hallucinations

Oliver Sacks | An exploration of the intersection of Neurology and Culture, as seen through Hallucinations, and the historical implications of that intersection.

Awakenings

Oliver Sacks | A moving account of patients suffering for decades from sleeping sickness, Sacks's treatment of these patients with novel medical treatment, and their tales of recovery.

Migraine

Oliver Sacks | An exploration of the confounding world of migraines - scientific theories, individual variation, and ephemeral super-human capabilities. 

The Island of the Colorblind

Oliver Sacks | A mysterious medical case study in into the Pacific Islands that investigates the world of disease, geology, and the intricate nature of the human brain. 

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan | A powerful tale describing one woman's sudden and unexpected encounter with mental illness and how those around her - friends, family, and doctors - react. 

Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

Frans de Waal | Humans and other Primates are quite similar - but are the similarities merely genetic? Or behaviorally, socially, intellectually as well? 

How Doctors Think

Jerome Groopman | An exploration into the mind of doctors and their diagnoses - why do they do what they do and say what they say?