I really shouldn’t recommend a book that I haven’t read. I know I shouldn’t. But I think I’m going to go ahead and do something dangerously close.
This all started when I realized that there must be some research on the effects of space travel on the brain. There just must be. The most recent information I could find on NASA’s website (and I’m almost hoping I missed something there) talked about missions that “are planned for… 1998.” So that was no good.
A bit more searching, however, yielded this nifty-looking tome, aptly titled Neuroscience in Space:
If the existence of this textbook (and hence my new dream career, pretty much) weren’t enough for one afternoon, it turns out that I can read the entire book for free, courtesy of my college library, which I am currently about 2,000 miles away from.
Technology may not be magic, but it seems pretty magical right now.