previously worked as a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroscientist and today is a freelancing writer. He gained recognition as a writer with his first book, Into the Silent Land. Travels in Neuropsychology (Atlantic Books, 2003) which mixed neurological case histories, fiction and memoir that proposed an extended contemplation of the brain and selfhood and/or identity. A short story from the collection, To Be Two or Not to Be, is currently being adapted for the cinema. Broks has also written for the theatre. The plays On Ego (Oberon Books, 2005) and On Emotion (Oberon Books, 2008), which were produced in collaboration with director Mick Gordon premiered at the Soho Theatre, London, and have gone on to successful productions worldwide. Moreover he co-wrote and narrated Martino Unstrung, Ian Knox’s feature documentary about the recovered-amnesic jazz guitar virtuoso, Pat Martino (2008). With Hugh Hudson and Maryam d’Abo he collaborated on a film about stroke survivors entitled Rupture: Living with a broken brain (2012). Broks is also a regular contributor to WNYC’s Radiolab show. His next book The Laws of Magic, to be published soon, includes excursions into Greek mythology, madness and magic as well as brain science.