PHANTOMS IN THE BRAINRead about another book on the list.
Ramachandran is a neuroscientist who studies phantom feelings, such as phantom limbs, phantom pain, phantom pregnancies. He writes hardcore science in an accessible, easy-to-read form. His insight into the mind and the crazy mirages it creates was addicting. As an author and a psychology major, it was cool to see a book that bridged the gap between highly scientific writing and popular non-fiction.