Robert A. Burton
|Robert A. Burton|
|Occupation||Novelist, nonfiction author, columnist and neurologist|
|Notable works||Doc-In-A-Box (1991)
On Being Certain (2008)
A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind (2013)
Robert A. Burton is an American physician, novelist, nonfiction author and columnist. His writing career includes three critically acclaimed novels, the nonfiction books On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not and A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves, and a column at Salon.com on neuroscience and culture, entitled Mind Reader. His medical career includes being the chief of the Division of Neurology at Mt. Zion UCSF, and Associate Chief of the Department of Neurosciences.
Burton graduated from Yale University and the University of California at San Francisco medical school, where he also completed his neurology residency. He is a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.
- On Being Certain. Believing You Are Right Even When You're Not. New York City: Macmillan Publishers/St. Martin's Press. 2008. ISBN 1-429-92611-2; ISBN 978-14-2992-611-9 (Macmillan Publishers edition). ISBN 0-312-35920-9; ISBN 978-03-1235-920-1 (St. Martin's Press edition).
- A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind. What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves. New York City: Macmillan Publishers. 2013. ISBN ISBN 1-250-02840-X; ISBN 978-12-5002-840-2.