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Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.
Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H. M.
by Suzanne Corkin
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In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure — a targeted lobotomy — in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected — when Henry awoke, he... (read more)

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The Playful Brain: The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind
The Playful Brain: The Surprising Science of How Puzzles Improve Your Mind
by Richard Restak
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This is your brain on puzzles. Everyone knows that puzzles can improve your brain function. Now a leading neurosurgeon and a noted puzzle designer team up to reveal the fascinating science behind it. Packed with illuminating insights and dozens of... (read more)

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Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick
Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick
by Jeremy Dean
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At least one third of our waking hours are lived on autopilot. But habits of the mind do not have to control us—we can steer them. Drawing on the latest research, psychologist Jeremy Dean explains why seemingly easy habits can prove difficult to... (read more)

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Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
by Adam Alter
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An illuminating look at the way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control. Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita... (read more)

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The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry
The Psychopath Test: A Journey through the Madness Industry
by Jon Ronson
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They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. You probably passed one on the street today. These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The Psychopath Test is the New York Times... (read more)

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Noonday Demon
Noonday Demon
by Andrew Solomon
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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Solomon conducts a definitive narrative of incomparable range and resonance on his family secret of mental illness. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with... (read more)

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Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom
by William Glasser
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In "Choice Theory," Dr. William Glasser offers readers a new and far more effective way to get along with the people in our lives. He explains convincingly that, barring severe poverty or untreatable illness, unsatisfying or disconnecting relationships... (read more)

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The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting
The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Hurtful Parenting
by Alice Miller
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Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia... (read more)

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Evolutionary Psychology
Evolutionary Psychology
by Robin Dunbar
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A guide to the controversial science of evolutionary psychology.... (read more)

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The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
by Mark Vonnegut
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The Eden Express describes from the inside Mark Vonneguts experience in the late 60s and early 70s—a recent college grad; in love; living communally on a farm, with a famous and doting father, cherished dog, and prized jalopy—and then... (read more)

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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One of the most revealing, readable books about the mind to come along in years. A simply fascinating glimpse into animal behavior — on the farm, at home, and even in the mirror.... (read more)

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Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
by Mario Beauregard
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A Neuroscientist Offers Evidence of Where the Brain Ends and Consciousness... (read more)

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Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty
by Jean Shinoda Bolen
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At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- she can choose to mourn what has gone before, or she can... (read more)

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The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
by Jonathan Gottschall
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Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. Its easy to... (read more)

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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
by Daniel Smith
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Daniel Smith’s Monkey Mind is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety’s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive... (read more)

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The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them
The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them
by Richard J Davidson
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This longawaited book by a pioneer in brain research offers a new model of our emotions- their origins, their power, and their malleability. For more than thirty years, Richard Davidson has been at the forefront of brain research. Now he gives us an... (read more)

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The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind
The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind
by Barbara Strauch
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A leading science writer examines how our brains improve in middle age. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate how the middle-aged brain is more flexible and capable than previously thought. In... (read more)

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iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind
iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind
by Gary Small
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“A book about your brain that should make you think—twice.”—Alvin Toffler, New York Times bestselling author of Future Shock In his book iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, Gary Small... (read more)

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Get High Now Without Drugs
Get High Now Without Drugs
by James Nestor
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Get High Now is an illustrated, mind-blowing magic carpet ride of more than 175 ways to alter human perception and consciousnesswithout drugs or alcohol. Culled from science, physiology, spiritual practices, and the audio visual arts, these all natural... (read more)

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Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power
Finding Your Bipolar Muse: How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power
by Lana R Castle
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Do creativity and mental illness truly go hand in hand, as many people believe? Or are all creative artists a bit "crazy"? Do psychotropic medications cause creative droughts? Are suffering and deprivation necessary for creative work? Or is there a... (read more)

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