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).
Marijuana: The Myths Are Hazardous to Your Health
As early as the 1930s, lawmakers began heeding fear about social harm instead of their own research reports on marijuana. An Oxford University psychopharmacologist, advisor to the British House of Lords on drug legislation, considers what science can tell us about medical and recreational use of the weed. Both legalizers and regulators may bristle at his controversial recommendations, but many scientists will cheer.
Scientists in BunkersHow Appeasement of “Animal Rights” Activism Has Failed
These neuroscientists warn that propaganda, political pressure, and outright violence by opponents of animal research now threaten to curtail progress in fields from behavior to psychopharmacology, from addiction to stroke.
The Great Brain BooksBased on a Survey of Members of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Here is a selection of the great brain books for lay readers. The recommendations of three dozen leading neuroscientists cover everything from emotions and cognition to diseases and disorders.
The Interpreter Within: The Glue of Conscious Experience
A generation of brilliant scientists is racing to understand consciousness. The answer, says one of America’s leading cognitive neuroscientists, may leave us less than satisfied—unless we realize that our sense of a unified self is just another of our brain’s survival systems.