Leonard Shlain, eclectic thinker, inventor, laparoscopic surgeon and best-selling author, recommended the following books when asked for recommended reading:
- Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media and The Gutenbeg Galaxy.
- The Origin of Consciousness and Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes,
- Civilization and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud,
- The Brother's Karamazov by Dostoyesvsky.
Mr. Shlain will be speaking Saturday, October 14 at the ideaFestival in Louisville, Kentucky on Da Vinci's Mind.