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Best Neuroscience Books

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Best Neuroscience Books
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The Brain That Changes Itself
Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Norman Doidge - Dec 18, 2007
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An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they’ve transformed - people whose mental limitations or ...
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Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Oliver W. Sacks - Sep 01, 2011 (first published in 1985)
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Here Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations; patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common object...
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Phantoms in the Brain
Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
V. S. Ramachandran - Aug 18, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments -- using such low-tech tools as cotton swabs, glasses of water and dime-store...
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Tom Bilyeu
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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition
Robert Sapolsky - Sep 15, 2004 (first published in 1993)
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Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress.As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about w...
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Principles of Neural Science
Eric R. Kandel - Jan 04, 2000 (first published in 1981)
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This text studies the brain, its structure, function and development. It discusses neuroanatomy, cell and molecular mechanisms and signaling through a cognitive approach to behaviour. It features an expanded treatment of the nervous system, neurological and psychiatric diseases and perception....
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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The Brain's Way of Healing
Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
Norman Doidge - Jan 25, 2016
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Now a New York Times Bestseller!The bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four hundred years: the discovery that the brain can change i...
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Jim Kwik
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The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman - May 14, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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If the conscious mind--the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?  In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become con...
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My Stroke of Insight
A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor - May 26, 2009 (first published in 2006)
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Jill Taylor was a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist when a blood vessel exploded in her brain. Through the eyes of a curious scientist, she watched her mind deteriorate whereby she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. Because of her understanding of the brain, her respect for the cells in her body, and an amazing ...
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Ray Dalio
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Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Matthew Walker - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
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Oliver Sacks - Oct 05, 1999 (first published in 1973)
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Awakenings is a 1973 non-fiction book by Oliver Sacks. It recounts the life histories of those who had been victims of the 1920s encephalitis lethargica epidemic. Sacks chronicles his efforts in the late 1960s to help these patients at the Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx, New York....
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Linda Liukas
The Tell-Tale Brain by V. S. Ramachandran
Neuroscience by David Bear
In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel
Neuroscience by Dale Purves
Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister
Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Neurotribes by Steve Silberman
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
A Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Your Brain at Work by David Rock
The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
Consciousness and the Brain by Stanislas Dehaene
An Anthropologist On Mars by Oliver Sacks
Quiet by Susan Cain
On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins
Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases by Hal Blumenfeld
Monkeyluv by Robert M. Sapolsky
Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine
Social by Matthew D. Lieberman
The Trouble With Testosterone by Robert M. Sapolsky
Netter's Neuroscience Coloring Book by David L. Felten
The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception by James J. Gibson
Behavioral Neuroscience by S. Marc Breedlove
The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Netter's Atlas of Neuroscience by David L. Felten
Lange Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy by Aaron Berkowitz
Cognitive Neuroscience by Michael Gazzaniga
Clinical Neuroanatomy, 28th Edition by Stephen Waxman
Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 2-Volume Set by Robert B. Daroff
Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter
Clinical Neuroanatomy made ridiculously simple by Stephen Goldberg M. D
The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry by Edmund Higgins
Neuroscience by Laurie Lundy-Ekman Pt
Fixing My Gaze by Susan R. Barry
Apprentice to Genius by Mr. Robert Kanigel
Basic Clinical Neuroscience by Paul A. Young
Affect Dysregulation and Disorders of the Self by Allan N. Schore
The Emotional Brain Revisited by Jacek Debiec
Fundamental Neuroscience by Larry R. Squire
Inequality in America by James J. Heckman
The Mind and the Brain by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Brain Rules by John Medina
The Owner's Manual for the Brain by Pierce Howard
The Ego Tunnel by Thomas Metzinger
The Worm at the Core by Sheldon Solomon
Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks
The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
Visual Intelligence by Amy E. Herman
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BRS Neuroanatomy by Douglas J. Gould
Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler
The Social Animal by David Brooks
Consilience by Edward Osborne Wilson
January First by Michael Schofield
Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks
The Predictive Mind by Jakob Hohwy
High-Yield™ Neuroanatomy by Douglas J. Gould
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We Are Our Brains by Dick Swaab
Unholy Ghost by Nell Casey
The Second Mountain by David Brooks
Connectome by Sebastian Seung
Migraine by Oliver Sacks
The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine
The Ethical Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Wisdom of Psychopaths by Kevin Dutton
Bobos In Paradise by David Brooks
Smart World by Richard Ogle
The Dream Drugstore by J. Allan Hobson
On Paradise Drive by David Brooks
Your Brain and Business by Srinivasan S. Pillay
Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans by Barbara J. Sahakian
Backward And Upward by David Brooks