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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Weekend Reader: ‘On The Move: A Life’

Oliver Sacks’s latest book is a memoir of his own unmoored youth: On the Move covers the setbacks, detours, and flashes of discovery of young Sacks.

June 7, 2015

Neurologist Oliver Sacks Describes His Fascinating Life In ‘On The Move’

As this memoir makes clear, the Oliver Sacks truly contains multitudes: The compassionate scientist who travels to Mexico to look at ferns has also been a motorbike buff, competitive weightlifter, and, in the past, a drug abuser.

May 3, 2015

On The Front Lines Of PTSD Research

Picture a trauma victim, someone who has endured a gunshot wound, a car crash or an industrial accident, a person whose body is broken and is rushed into surgery to be mended by physicians racing against the clock.

April 13, 2015

Kill Your Snooze Button Before It Kills You

A recent study indicates that, among older adults, getting more than the requisite eight hours is linked with an increase likelihood of getting a stroke.

April 1, 2015

Mayo Clinic Unravels A Mystery Disease For Minnesota Lawyer

A lawyer was hit by a rare disease that prompted his immune system to attack his brain cells, resulting in as many as 60 seizures a day.

March 31, 2015

Can Money Buy Your Kids A Bigger Brain?

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times (TNS) Research has shown that a person’s position in the economic pecking order can have a lasting effect on cognitive development. But can it also affect the size and shape of the brain? A new study suggests that a family’s socioeconomic status correlates with the surface area of children’s […]

March 31, 2015