Category Archives: Recommended Reads

Psychological Illusions, Cognitive Illusions, Visual and Optical Illusions

Psychological Illusions, Cognitive Illusions, Visual and Optical Illusions.  

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The Secrets Inside Us – NYTimes.com

“When the news broke recently that a team of Belgian scientists had “discovered” a new body part — a ligament located just outside the knee — the first place my mind went was to Padua, Italy…” via The Secrets Inside … Continue reading

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The Story of the Human Body: How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times

How Our Stone Age Bodies Struggle To Stay Healthy In Modern Times : NPR.  

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

via Goodreads | Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. “In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries—from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of … Continue reading

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

via Goodreads | Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find names for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? … Continue reading

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Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? via Goodreads | Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks  

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Man Who Mistook his Wife | Oliver Sacks, M.D., Physician, Author, Neurologist

Man Who Mistook his Wife | Oliver Sacks, M.D., Physician, Author, Neurologist. “Here Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations; patients … Continue reading

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