The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human
The "Marco Polo of Neuroscience" traces the links between neurology and behavior and discusses how normal brain function evolves through the examination of several baffling and extreme case studies and describes a new direction for the treatment of autism.
The Wandering Mind
Corballis argues that mind-wandering has many constructive and adaptive features. These range from mental time travel?the wandering back and forth through time, not only to plan our futures based on past experience, but also to generate a continuous sense of who we are--to the ability to inhabit the minds of others, increasing empathy and social understanding. Through mind-wandering, we invent,...
The Winner Effect
Demonstrates how success can trigger dramatic changes in the brain to promote intelligence, focus, and ambition, exploring astonishing scientific links between power and behavior.
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain
The founder of the Arrowsmith Program shares how she overcame severe learning disabilities by developing brain exercises to combat neurological challenges, discussing what her achievements reveal about the potential for shaping the human brain.
The XX Brain
The instant New York Times bestseller! "In The XX Brain, Lisa meticulously guides us in the ways we can both nourish and protect ourselves, body and mind, to ensure our brains remain resilient throughout our lives." --from the foreword by Maria Shriver The first book to address cognitive enhancement and Alzheimer's prevention specifically in women--and to frame brain health as...
Think Tank
“What idea about brain function would you most like to explain to the world?” That’s the question that neuroscientist David J. Linden asked forty colleagues—and Think Tank is the result. It includes essays on everything from the concept of beauty to vision as a “superpower” to mind reading—all from the perspective of experts in the brain. It’s a great read for people...
Thinking, Fast and Slow
A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision making to reveal the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking.
This Is Your Brain on Food
Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety? When it comes to diet, most people's concerns involve weight loss, fitness, cardiac health, and longevity. But what we eat affects more than our bodies; it also affects our brains. And...
This Is Your Brain on Sex
After a divorce, author Kayt Sukel decided to dive into the wild and crazy world of the neuroscience of love and sex. Talking with a wide variety of experts, and in some cases, being a guinea pig in their experiments, she approached the topic from many different angles. How does your brain choose between love and lust? Why are love...
Top Brain, Bottom Brain
Combining forces, a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience and an award-winning author, summarizing extensive research in an accessible way, describe how the top and bottom parts of the brain work together, presenting a new way of thinking about our minds and ourselves.
Touching a Nerve
This fascinating book tackles the challenges of balancing a philosophical, spiritual view of the self with a neurological, brain-based view. Churchland—a philosopher in a family of neuroscientists—takes on this existential struggle by drawing on personal experience, research, and philosophy. The end result for the reader is a better understanding of the brain and the self, from this synthesis of the...
An Amazon Best Nonfiction Book of the Month Indiebound Bestseller Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary cases Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives...