Dr. Richard Restak has published 25 books on the human brain, three of them New York Times best sellers. His essays and articles have appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Vogue and The American Scholar. He has been Profiled in the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Guardian. He is a past recipient of the Claude Bernard Science Journalism Award, given by the National Society for Medical Research. He served as President of The American Neuropsychiatric Association from 2005 to 2007.
He has lectured on brain and behavior to groups as varied as the Smithsonian; the 92nd Street Y; the Library of Congress; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Goddard Space Flight Center; the Society of Statesmen, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.; the National Security Agency; the Central Intelligence Agency; the Department of State; the Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C.; the Pentagon; Renaissance Weekend (multiple times); Aspen Institute; Ruben Museum of Art; Brookings Institute.