Dr. Novella from Yale is an acclaimed skeptic and neuroscientist. His lecture series, Your Deceptive Mind is the greatest set of lectures on how memory works that I have ever heard.
However. I had a professor at Stanford who was the greatest geophysicist that ever lived, Allan Cox, Dean of Earth Sciences, fellow in the National Academy of Sciences, winner of the greatest honors you can get in geophysics.
He taught us that committees of experts and skeptics work along a bell-shaped curve: they weed out the bad so bad papers don't make it into academic journals, but they mistake breakthroughs as wrong because they defy conventional thinking, causing critical thinking skills to reject them.
Two of his biggest discoveries were continental drift and the earth's magnetic field reversing in time. Both of those were so outlandish to anyone with critical thinking skills that it set back his science 20 years. But eventually overwhelming data prevailed.
Neil deGrasse Tyson says of this book:
Thorough, informative, and enlightening, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe inoculates you against the frailties and shortcomings of human cognition. If this book does not become required reading for us all, we may well see modern civilization unravel before our eyes.