As a neuroscientist, Barbara Lipska had spent her career studying and trying to figure out the inner-workings of how the human mind operated. She spent her days surrounded by chopped up brains, researching every detail of their molecular and genetic structure. As deadly cancer spread into her brain, her mind started playing tricks on her. Plunging towards madness, Lipska was dealing with not just the possibility of losing her life, but also was beginning to become an entirely different person.

After undergoing numerous surgeries to try to save her life, Lipska miraculously recovered with all her memories and her mind back in a healthy place.  The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind tells the tale of a renowned neuroscientist whose brain was failing her and recounts all the lessons about the mind she learnt throughout her harrowing journey.