Books on the brain

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain

Allan Ropper

One of the world's leading neurologists reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the brain disorders that he and his staff at the Harvard Medical School endeavour to treat.

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Norman Doidge

Based on astonishing case studies, this is a brilliant and beautifully written follow-up to Dr Doidge's record-breaking bestseller The Brain That Changes Itself.In his first book, Norman Doidge described the...

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Why Humans Like to Cry: Tragedy, Evolution, and the Brain

Why Humans Like to Cry: Tragedy, Evolution, and the Brain

Michael R. Trimble

Human beings are the only species to have evolved the trait of emotional crying. We even create music, fiction, film, and theatre - 'Tragedy' - to encourage crying. Michael Trimble looks at the physiology and evolution of this...

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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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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

Arrowsmith-Young, Barbara

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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