Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The author of Mind Wide Open writes the "Emerging
Technology" column for Discover magazine and wrote
the award-winning Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants,
Brains, Cities, and Software (2001). In the well-written Mind Wide Open, he describes with a minimum of technical jargon his
exploration of his own brain. In this quest, he spoke to neuroscientists,
took psychological tests, and underwent electroencephalography and functional
magnetic resonance imaging. His odyssey is particularly relevant to writers,
as he explores the processes involved in his own scientific and technical
writing. The book is well indexed and referenced, on a par with scientific
Hawley RJ. Neuroscience. JAMA. 2004;292(6):743. doi:10.1001/jama.292.6.743-a
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