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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 - 2007-12-18
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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 - 2011-09-01 (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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Principles of Neural Science
Eric R. Kandel - 2000-01-04 (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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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition
Robert Sapolsky - 2004-09-15 (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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Phantoms in the Brain
Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
V. S. Ramachandran - 1999-08-18 (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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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2013-04-02
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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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My Stroke of Insight
A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor - 2009-05-26 (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 - 2018-06-19 (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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The Brain's Way of Healing
Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
Norman Doidge - 2016-01-25
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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 Tell-Tale Brain
A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human
V. S. Ramachandran - 2012-01-22 (first published in 2011)
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V. S. Ramachandran is at the forefront of his field-so much so that Richard Dawkins dubbed him the "Marco Polo of neuroscience." Now, in a major new work, Ramachandran sets his sights on the mystery of human uniqueness. Taking us to the frontiers of neurology, he reveals what baffling and extreme case studies can teach us about normal brain functio...
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David Eagleman - 2012-05-14
Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases by Hal Blumenfeld
Neuroscience by Dale Purves
Clinical Neuroanatomy made ridiculously simple by Stephen Goldberg M. D
Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter
Descartes' Error by Antonio Damasio
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins
Your Brain at Work by David Rock
Behavioral Neuroscience by S. Marc Breedlove
Lange Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy by Aaron Berkowitz
The Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry by Edmund Higgins
Fixing My Gaze by Susan R. Barry
Apprentice to Genius by Mr. Robert Kanigel
The Emotional Brain Revisited by Jacek Debiec
Brain Rules by John Medina
In Search of Memory by Eric R. Kandel
Neuroscience by David Bear
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The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
Willpower by Roy F. Baumeister
The Social Animal by David Brooks
The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer