Alice Flaherty is a neurologist and researcher at Harvard University. In her clinical work, she uses deep brain stimulators to control movement and mood disorders. The Midnight Disease, her book on creative drive, writer’s block, and the brain, has been widely discussed by scholars in both the sciences and the humanities. Her current book project, Acting Sick; Playing Doctor is on the biology of illness behavior—what in the brain makes us hypochondriacal or stoic, empathic or dispassionate. She has appeared as an expert in documentaries and news stories for ABC, BBC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and in Japan, Germany, Australia, and the Middle East.