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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
by Daniel J. Levitin
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New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details. The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, were... (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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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
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Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economists 2011... (read more)

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Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom
by Rick Hanson
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If you change your brain, you can change your life. Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone elses—and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world... (read more)

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Trauma & Recovery Rev Edition
Trauma & Recovery Rev Edition
by Judith Herman
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Recognized as a classic in the field, Judith Herman's book has changed the way we think about traumatic events and trauma... (read more)

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Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Proust Was a Neuroscientist
by Jonah Lehrer
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The young Lehrer's keen portraits make for a winning read. Using Woolf, Stravinsky, Cézanne, Whitman, and a handful of others, he shows how art has given us as much insight into the human mind as science has.... (read more)

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
by Susannah Cahalan
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Brain on Fire is a memoir that reads like a mystery novel. The author is struck by a mysterious illness and becomes paranoid and delusional. I could not put this book down and was obsessed with finding out what drove the author to madness. It was well... (read more)

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Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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The revolutionary geniuses and  #1 New York Times bestselling authors behind the Freakonomics phenomenon unveil essential tools that will allow you to—“think like a freak”—to see the world more unconventionally, and... (read more)

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Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
by Jonathan Shay
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In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's andlt;Iandgt;Iliadandlt;/Iandgt; with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder... (read more)

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A General Theory of Love
A General Theory of Love
by Thomas Lewis
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Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been... (read more)

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On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
by Alexandra Horowitz
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this “elegant and entertaining” (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments “does more than open our eyes...opens our hearts and minds... (read more)

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Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
by Maryanne Wolf
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"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious... (read more)

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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
by Michio Kaku
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The New York Times best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible, Physics of the Future and Hyperspace tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.       ... (read more)

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How We Decide
How We Decide
by Jonah Lehrer
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From the acclaimed author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, a fascinating look at the new science of decision-making and how it can help us make better choices. Since Plato, philosophers have described the decisionmaking process as either rational or... (read more)

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Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology
by Bonnie Badenoch
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In easy-to-understand prose, Being a Brain-Wise Therapistreviews the basic principles about brain structure, function, and development, and explains the neurobiological correlates of some familiar diagnostic categories. You will learn how to make theory... (read more)

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Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read
Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read
by Stanislas Dehaene
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"Brings together the cognitive, the cultural, and the neurological in an elegant, compelling narrative. A revelatory work." -Oliver Sacks, M.D. The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few... (read more)

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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
by Oliver Sacks
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Musicophilia is a fascinating look at music and its effects on our brains. Who but Oliver Sacks could make such a compulsively readable book?... (read more)

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Hallucinations
Hallucinations
by Oliver Sacks
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Have you ever seen something that wasn’t really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don’t belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they... (read more)

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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
by Carl Hart
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High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miamis toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives.&#... (read more)

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Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship
by Laurence Heller
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Written for those working to heal developmental trauma and seeking new tools for self-awareness and growth, this book focuses on conflicts surrounding the capacity for connection. Explaining that an impaired capacity for connection to self and to others... (read more)

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