Books on the Brain

The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs

The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs

Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall, Patricia J. Wynne

What evolutionary process could have resulted in the unique and amazing human brain? New research by neuroscientists, paleontologists, and others reveals startling answers.

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Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs

Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis's relationship with drugs began in a New England boarding school where, as a bullied and homesick fifteen - year - old, he made brief escapes from reality by way of cough medicine, alcohol, and marijuana. In Berkeley,...

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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Young began life severely learning disabled, and built herself a better brain and a brain training program that has helped thousands of others do the same. In the past five years, the idea that self-improvement can happen in the...

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The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System

The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System

Thomas A. Woolsey, Joseph Hanaway, Mokhtar H. Gado

The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System is now completely revised and updated in a third edition, and now more than ever the best available visual guide to human neuroanatomy for undergraduate,...

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The Brain and the Meaning of Life

The Brain and the Meaning of Life

Paul Thagard

Answers some of the most pressing questions about life's nature and value. This title argues that evidence requires the abandonment of many traditional ideas about the soul, free will, and immortality, and shows how brain science...

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Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

Daniel A. Hughes, Jonathan Baylin, Daniel J. Siegel

An attachment specialist and a clinical psychologist with neurobiology expertise team up to explore the brain science behind parenting.

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Brain-based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-based Treatment for Everyday Practice

Brain-based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-based Treatment for Everyday Practice

John B. Arden, Lloyd Linford

Designed for mental health professionals treating children and adolescents, Brain-Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment for Everyday Practice is a simple but powerful primer for understanding and...

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The Brain: A Beginner's Guide

The Brain: A Beginner’s Guide

Ammar al-Chalabi, Martin Turner, R. Shane Delamont

A ground-breaking and lively exploration of the latest research on the brain.

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Brain and Culture: Neurobiology, Ideology, and Social Change

Brain and Culture: Neurobiology, Ideology, and Social Change

Bruce E. Wexler

Integrating new research in neurobiology and psychology, an account of how the cultural environment shapes the brain and the implications for social theory of the decrease in neuroplasticity from childhood to adulthood.

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Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation

Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation

Carol J. Kershaw, J. William Wade

Using principles from hypnosis, biofeedback, object relations therapy and cognitive therapy, therapists learn how to help their clients calm themselves, remove stress and achieve goals. With a range of techniques informed by...

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The Brain and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroanatomy

The Brain and Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neuroanatomy

David L. Clark, Nash N. Boutros, Mario F. Mendez

The third edition of this established text is an extensively revised and accessible introduction to behavioral neuroanatomy.

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Brain Boot Camp: Teach Yourself

Brain Boot Camp: Teach Yourself

Simon Wootton, Terry Horne

The ultimate mental workout. Designed to test your mental ability in all the key fields, from verbal reasoning to logic and numerical thinking, this is a series of increasingly difficult workouts that will challenge you on every...

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Maintain Your Brain: What You Can Do to Improve Your Brain's Health and Avoid Dementia

Maintain Your Brain: What You Can Do to Improve Your Brain’s Health and Avoid Dementia

Michael J. Valenzuela

Avoiding the onset of dementia is a whole body, whole of life process. Maintain your Brain explains how this works and what to do and reassures us all we can take action before things go too far.

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The Exceptional Brain: and How it Changed the World

The Exceptional Brain: and How it Changed the World

Robert M. Kaplan

From da Vinci to van Gogh, Hitler to Howard Hughes, this is a fascinating investigation into how brain diseases and conditions like epilepsy, syphilis, schizophrenia and tumours have made their sufferers both famous and ...

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Brain Bugs: How the Brain's Flaws Shape Our Lives

Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives

Dean Buonomano

A lively, surprising tour of our mental glitches and how they arise.

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The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science

The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science

Lone Frank

Explore the wet and wild frontiers of human nature

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Memory

Memory

Harriet Harvey Wood, A. S. Byatt

Presents an anthology that introduces us to a wide range of arguments on the subject of memory, the thread that holds our lives, and our history, together. This book features a selection of extracts from writers and thinkers such...

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Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Maryanne Wolf

Explores our brains' near-miraculous ability to arrange and re-arrange themselves in response to external circumstances. This title examines how this 'open architecture', the elasticity of our brains, helps and hinders humans in...

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Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence

Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence

Gary Lynch, Richard Granger

In this groundbreaking look at the evolution of our brains, eminent neuroscientists Gary Lynch and Richard Granger weave together history, science and the latest theories of artificial intelligence to demystify the complexities,...

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The Private Life of the Brain

The Private Life of the Brain

Susan Greenfield

As our minds develop we create a personalized inner world based on our experiences. But during periods of intense emotion, such as anger, fear or euphoria, we can literally lose our mind, returning to the mental state we...

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On Deep History and the Brain

On Deep History and the Brain

Daniel Lord Smail

Dissolves the logic of a beginning based on writing, civilization, or historical consciousness and offers a model for a history that escapes the continuing grip of the Judeo-Christian time frame. This book presents a case for...

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Mindsight: Change Your Brain and Your Life

Mindsight: Change Your Brain and Your Life

Daniel J. Siegel

A book on the healing power of 'mindsight', the capacity for insight and empathy that allows you to make positive changes in your brain - and in your life. Daniel J. Siegel shows how mindsight can be applied to alleviate a range...

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The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself

Norman Doidge

A new discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. We see a woman...

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Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

Professor Stanislas Dehaene (Institute de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Paris)

In this riveting investigation, Dehaene explores every aspect of the ability to read, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling and describes...

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 Read reviewBrain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five

John Medina

Why are some babies easy and others fussy - and how to get an easy one? What's the single most important thing a parent can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a baby's brain? John Medina shares what science says...

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

John Medina

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - like that physical activity boosts your brain power. John Medina...

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The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics

The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics

M Shermer

Bestselling author and psychologist Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy--and why people are so irrational about money. Drawing on the new field of neuroeconomics, Shermer investigates what brain scans reveal...

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