By Matt Staggs 9 min read
Signature caught up with Stanford biology and neurology professor Robert M. Sapolsky to talk oxytocin, relationships, and all things human behavior.
By Susan H. Gordon 5 min read
In NeuroLogic, Eliezer Sternberg dives into the subconscious by exploring hallucinations, gut feelings, contagious yawns, conversations with God, and more.
By Susan H. Gordon 6 min read
Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes undertakes a full modern history of autism, gathering voices from across the field to capture our evolving understanding.
By Signature 24 min read
Clark Elliott, the author of Ghost in My Brain, suffered a concussion that wiped out basic cognitive skills. He joins us to talk about the long recovery.
By Cara Cannella 5 min read
In "The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain," Alice W. Flaherty offers statistics supporting the association between mood disorders and the creative muse, stating that writers are ten times more likely to be manic-depressive than the rest of the population, and poets a staggering forty times more likely. Last week’s launch of OK2Talk, a new public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring teens and young adults opening up about their experiences with mental illness could be just the catalyst struggling young people, including young writers, need to communicate their own symptoms and fears and find effective help.
By Nathan Gelgud 2 min read
If you read Sacks’s Hallucinations, now out in paperback, you might be surprised that such a lively personality could have inspired Dr. Raleigh St. Clair, the Eeyore type that Bill Murray portrays in The Royal Tenenbaums.