The Pleasure Shock: The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten In…



The electrifying, forgotten history of Robert Heath’s brain pacemaker, investigating the origins and ethics of one of today’s most promising medical breakthroughs: deep brain stimulation

The technology invented by psychiatrist Robert G. Heath at Tulane University in the 1950s and ’60s has been described as one of “the most controversial yet largely undocumented experiments in US history”–controversial to us because Heath’s research subjects included incarcerated convicts and gay men who…

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Scienc…


‘If Malcolm Gladwell were to write a book about wine, the results wouldn’t linger much more pleasurably on the palate than this accessible, adventurous, amusing and informative book by Bianca Bosker’ – The Times

Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine – until she discovered the world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavour. Fascinated by their fervour and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover…

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