New Titles in Bioethics

New Titles in Bioethics displays listings of the most recent book acquisitions of the Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown. The bibliographies can be viewed by month, and are compiled into quarterly and annual reports. Monthly quarterly with an annual cumulation, update of new books related to biomedical, philosophical, religious and applied ethics. Readers are encouraged to view new books in our library catalog while we examine new methods to curate a list of new titles in bioethics. The Bioethics Research Library has acquired several new books in 2014116 books published in 2013259 books published in 2012 and 306 published in 2011 and we welcome you to browse these lists.

Annual New Titles Archive

Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

Jason Padgett

Recipient of the Prestigious Kirkus Star!

“A beautiful, inspiring and intimate account . . . An exquisite insider’s look into the mysteries of consciousness.”– Kirkus Reviews

Struck by Genius is the remarkable story of an ordinary man who was transformed when a traumatic injury left him with an extraordinary gift.

No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. Yet Padgett wasn’t born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, giving him unique gifts. His ability to understand math and physics skyrocketed, and he developed the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere. His stunning, mathematically precise artwork illustrates his intuitive understanding of complex mathematics. The first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a medical marvel. Struck by Genius recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his new mind. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain.


The Bioethics Research Library invites publishers to recommend New Titles in Bioethics for review. Please submit the Recommend a Bioethics Book form to include the new title on our acquisitions list. You may also send review copies to add to our collection at our mailing address:

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