Richard Restak

Richard Restak is clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the author of 25 books on the brain.

Split Decisions

A renowned neuroscientist examines human experience

by Richard Restak | Monday, June 04, 2018

Going Haywire

Delusions can occur in perfectly “normal” people

by Richard Restak | Monday, September 08, 2014


From the divinely inspired to the pathological, a history of auditory hallucination

by Richard Restak | Thursday, March 01, 2007

Laughter and the Brain

Can humor help us better understand the most complex and enigmatic organ in the human body?

by Richard Restak | Monday, June 10, 2013

Nurtural Intelligence

The discoverer of the Flynn effect claims that genes control IQ less than you’d expect

by Richard Restak | Saturday, September 01, 2007

Empathy and Other Mysteries

Neuroscientists are discovering things about the brain that answer questions philosophers have been asking for centuries

by Richard Restak | Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Let Me Count the Ways

Are we getting more obsessive or more compulsive about diagnosing?

by Richard Restak | Monday, December 01, 2008