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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
by Sam Kean
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Kean's latest achievement, lauded as his best yet, is a book about neuroscience, but don't let that intimidate you. Anyone who enjoys reading popular science books will appreciate the easy-to-understand explanations and wonderfully engaging stories that... (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 Economist's 2011... (read more)

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
by Norman Doidge
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You can change your brain! Neuroplasticity is the new gospel for remapping your brain and making real changes to not only the way you think but how your brain is actually wired. Using this new science, medical conditions previously thought of as... (read more)

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Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
by Daniel J Siegel
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An updated edition—with a new foreword by Daniel Siegel—of the bestselling parenting classic In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to... (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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Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. The Future of the Mind brings a topic... (read more)

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The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
by Norman Doidge
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in neuroplasticity In The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge described the most important breakthrough in our understanding of the brain in four... (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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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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A NYTimes.com Editor's Choice   A Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalist   “A jaunty, insightful new book . . . [that] draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us.”... (read more)

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Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
by Rick Hanson
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Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the... (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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In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis
In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis
by Casey Schwartz
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"More than just a survey of the fields of neuroscience and psychoanalysis, this compelling book presents readers with the stories behind the science. Schwartz depicts ongoing attempts to unite the seemingly disparate disciplines of neuroscience, in which... (read more)

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
by Daniel G. Amen
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"Revolutionary. Dr. Amen shows how your brain can become your worst enemy, and how with the proper treatment, your best friend." Martin Stein, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, George Washington... (read more)

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The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why
The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently...and Why
by Richard Nisbett
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A and#8220;landmark bookand#8221; (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not and#8220;hard-wiredand#8221; but a function of culture.andlt... (read more)

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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
by Antonio Damasio
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Is science ever enough to explain why we feel the way we feel? In this engaging account, renowned neuroscientist Giovanni Frazzetto blends cutting-edge scientific research with personal stories to reveal how our brains generate our emotions. He... (read more)

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The Female Brain
The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine
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Although initially turned off by the title, The Female Brain was one the most revealing gender studies I have ever read. More a case for feminism than a case for gender superiority, Brizendine explores the physiological reasons behind the differences in... (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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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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Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential
Magnificent Mind at Any Age: Natural Ways to Unleash Your Brain's Maximum Potential
by Daniel G Amen
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It all starts with your brain: how you think, how you feel, how you interact with others, and how well you succeed in realizing your goals and dreams Based on the most up-to-date research, as well as on Dr. Daniel Amen's more than twenty years of... (read more)

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The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
by Daniel J Siegel
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This bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for over 100,000 readers. Daniel J. Siegel goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring... (read more)

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Hallucinations
Hallucinations
by Oliver Sacks
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An Amazon Top Book of 2012 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.... (read more)

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