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, including the forthcoming The Complete Guide to Memory: The Science of Strengthening Your Mind.


Footage from a war and the effects on your brain

by Richard Restak | Thursday, March 17, 2022

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