The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- May 2, 2018 11:00 pm
- 25:00 mins
Guest: Barbara Lipska, PhD, Director of the Human Brain Collection Core, National Institute of Mental Health and Author of "The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind" Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska spent her career studying mental illness, and then she lived it. Tumors in her brain brought on all the confusion, irrationality and anger common in people with schizophrenia, which is the exact disease Lipska specializes in studying. Luckily, cutting-edge treatment saved Lipska’s life and restored her mind. She now considers her brain cancer a “priceless gift,” because suffering through mental illness taught her more about how the brain works than dissecting one in a lab ever could.