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Brain and Behavior: Book suggestions

Brain and Behavior

Book suggestions

(a supplement to Serendip's Brain and Behavior materials
and a Neurobiology and Behavior course;
suggestions for additions welcome in the on-line forum area below;
see also Serendip's Bookshelves for more books and commentaries)


N. Andreasen, The Creative Brain, 2006

M. Annett, Handedness and Brain Asymmetry: The Right Shift Theory, 2002 (Commentary)

S. Antonetta, A Mind Apart, 2005

R. Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation, 1984

J.D. Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, 1997

S. Begley and J. Schwartz, The Mind and The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force, 2003 (Commentary 1, 2)

H. Benson and M. Klipper, The Relaxation Response, 2000 (Commentary)

S. Blackmore, Conversations on Consciousness: What the Best Minds Think About the Brain, Free Will, and What It Means to Be Human, 2007 (Commentary)

S. Blakeslee and M. Blakeslee, The Body Has A Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, 2008

M. Boden, The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms, 1992 (Commentary)

L. Brizendine, The Female Brain, 2006 (Commentary 1, 2)

A. Burroughs, Running with Scissors, 2002

R. Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621

N. Casey, Unholy Ghost: Writer's on Depression, 2002

JP, Changeux, The Physiology of Truth: Neuroscience and Human Knowledge, 2004 (Commentary)

M. Cook, A Brief History of the Human Race, 2003

F. Crick, The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul, 1994

C. Crimmins, Where is the Mango Princess?, 2001

A. Damasio, Descartes' Error, 1994 (Commentary 1, 2)

A. Damasio, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, 1999

A. Damasio, Looking for Spinoza, 2003 (Commentary 1, 2)

L. Datson and P. Galison, Objectivity, 2007

S. Dehaene, The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, 1997

D.C. Dennet, Consciousness Explained, 1991

M. Donald, Origins of the Modern Mind, 1991

H. Dully, My Lobotomy, 2007

V. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946

M. Foucault, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, 1988

C. Frith, Making Up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World, 2007

E. Fromm, Escape from Freedom, 1941

M. Gazzaniga, The Ethical Brain, 2005 (Commentary)

G. Gigerenzer, Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, 2008 (Commentary)

M. Gladwell, The Tipping Point, 2000 (Commentary 1, 2, 3, 4)

M. Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, 2005 (Commentary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

T. Grandin, Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior, 2006

T. Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's, 2008

T. Grandin, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, 2006 (Commentary)

G. Greene, Insomniac, 2008

M. Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, 2004

J. Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis, 2006

L. Handler, E Goldberg, and N. Swerdlow, Twitch and Shout: A Touretter's Tale, 2004 (Commentary)

A. Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine, 2008

B. Hassenstein, Information and Control in the Living Organism, 1971

A. Huxley, The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell, 1954

K. Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, 1997 (Commentary 1, 2)

K. Jamison, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, 1996 (Commentary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

S. Johnson, Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, 2004 (Commentary 1, 2, 3, 4)

R. Jourdain, Music, the Brain, and Ecstacy: How Music Captures the Imagination, 1997 (Commentary 1, 2, 3)

E. Kandel, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, 2007 (Commentary)

R. Keynes, Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution, 2001 (Commentary)

P. Kramer, Against Depression, 2006 (Commentary)

P. Kramer, Listening to Prozac, 1993 (Commentary 1, 2)

Dalai Lama, Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism, 1999

J. LeDoux, The Emotional Brain, 1998 (Commentary)

D. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music, 2007 (Commentary)

J. Malcom, In The Freud Archives, 2002 (Commentary)

M. Mason, Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and It's Aftermath, 2008

A. Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child, 1997 (Commentary)

R.E. Nisbett, The Geography of Thought, 2003 (Commentary)

T. Norretranders, The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, 1998 (Commentary)

P. Ogden, Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, 2006

C. Osborn, Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out, 2000

S. Oyama, The Ontogeny of Information, 1985

R. Panek, The Invisible Century, 2004

C. Pert, Why You Feel the Way You Feel: Molecules of Emotion, 1997 (Commentary)

M. Piatelli-Palmarini, Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes Rule Our Minds, 1994 (Commentary)

S. Pinker, The Language Instinct, 1994 (Commentary 1, 2)

V.S. Ramachandran, A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, 2005

V.S. Ramachandran and S. Blakeslee, Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind, 1998 (Commentary 1, 2)

J. Robbins, A Symphony in the Brain, 2000 (Commentary)

J. Robison, Look Me In The Eye: My Life with Asperger's, 2007 (Commentary)

O. Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars, 1995 (Commentary 1, 2, 3, 4)

O. Sacks, Migraine, 1999 (Commentary)

O. Sacks, Musicophilia, 2007

O. Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales, 1998 (Commentary)

E. Saks, The Center Cannot Hold, 2007

L. Schiller and A. Bennet, Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness, 1996

R. Shattuck, The Forbidden Experiment, 1994 (Commentary 1, 2, 3)

E. Shorter, A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac, 1998

D. Schreber, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, 1903

R. Shattuck, The Forbidden Experiment, 1980

D. Smith, Muses, Madmen, and Prophets, 2007

A. Solomon, The Noonday Demon, 2001

S. Sontag, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors, 1990 (Commentary 1, 2, 3)

W. Styron, Darkness Visible, 1990 (Commentary)

J. Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds, 2004

P. Spiro Wagner and C. Spiro, Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia, 2006 (Commentary)

J. Taylor, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, 2008 (Commentary)

L. Weiskrantz, Consciousness Lost and Found: An Neuropsychological Exploration, 1997

C. Wills, The Runaway Brain, 1993

E. Wurtzel, Prozac Nation, 1995 (Commentary)

I. Yalom and G. Elkins, Everyday Gets a Little Closer: A Twice Told Therapy, 1991

I. Yalom, Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy, 2000 (Commentary)

I. Yalom, Lying on the Couch, 1999 (Commentary)

I. Yalom, Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy, 2000

I. Yalom, The Schopenhauer Cure, 2006 (Commentary)

I. Yalom, When Nietschze Wept, 2005

C. Zimmer, Soul Made Flesh, 2004



Serendip Visitor ruggerio's picture

Another interesting book

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