Helen Thomson tells the stories of nine of the world’s strangest brains in Unthinkable

Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people.

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey through the World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson

Imagine getting lost in a one-room flat, seeing auras, never forgetting a moment, a permanent orchestra in your head, turning into a tiger, life as an out-of-body experience, feeling other people’s pain, being convinced you are dead, becoming a different person overnight …