Lost in your brain
When science writer David Dobbs is suddenly unable to remember how to drive his kids to school, he sets off on a quest to understand his own brain, and makes a shocking discovery.
“What do you do in a situation like this? Well, if you're safe back in your driveway, and you're a writer you run two flights up stairs to your office and you start googling.”
David Dobbs writes features and essays for publications including The Atlantic, National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Nature, and Wired.com, and is the author of previous books about the science, culture, and family, including the #1 best-selling Kindle Single "My Mother's Lover." His current book project, The Orchid and the Dandelion (Crown), will explores the notion that the genes and traits underlying some of our most vexing mood and behavior problems may also generate some of our greatest strengths, accomplishments, and happiness. He lives in Vermont.