ReliaWire covers neuroscience, psychology and health news from around the world. We especially like to focus on medical and neuroscience topics that will have an impact of the quality of life of this and future generations.
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Staff picks for current favorite books:
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee – Fantastic overview of genetics and how the field is changing human health, by Pulitzer Prize winning author. ~ D.C. Demetre
On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks – Inspiring and enjoyable memoir by the late nuerolgist, author and personal hero. ~ James Anderson
In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel – Another memoir well worth reading. Kandel, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the neurobiological basis of memory, weaves together his life story with the history of modern neuroscience. Could be slightly too technical for the average reader, but for anyone curious about the brain and memory, I highly recommend it. ~ James Anderson
Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson – E.O. Wilson could write about the alphabet and I would be fascinated. My favorite author right now, and this is among his best. ~ Florian Rosado
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe – Webcomic xkcd.com in a book. Munroe researches answers to his fans’ strangest questions and comes up with equally strange answers. ~ Milla Begtsson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot – A young writer’s amazing personal journey into the truth behind HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks. Well-written, engaging book that really opened my eyes to the darker stories behind medical research. Highly recommended. ~ Denise Rosenfeld