Brain & Science Books for Christmas

 There is a good chance you will be spending quite some time at home this Christmas. So why not read a popular science book? Here is a list of my recommendations. Feel free to add yours in the Comment section below

    My Top 10 Brain books for Christmas

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Let's start with Behavioural Economics - Nobel Prize Winner Richard Thaler gets two books on the list with his accessible and intriguing way to explain economic decision-making

MisbehavingNudge by Thaler and Sunstein

Another Nobel Prize Winner with one of the best selling non-fiction classic of this century:

Last on the Behavioural Economics list is  Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely 

Let's change gears to some actual Neuroscience with Gyorgy Buzsaki, who may not have (yet) a Nobel Prize, but he excels in making the most complex concepts of brain function accessible to everyone.  No easy read but of high quality:



 Let's continue with Neuroscience and Dan Quiroga with a focus on Memory and Perception in "The Forgetting Machine"

Walking is not something you would necessarily associate with the brain but give Shane O'Maras' book "In Praise of Walking" a chance to change your mind. 

What about Genes? Kevin Mitchell provides an accessible way into the Nature vs. Nurture discussion on what shapes our individual brains. 

There is probably no (Philosophy) book on free will that does not upset me in one way or the other but Gazzaniga found a great middle-ground with Who's in Charge?


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