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Best Brain Science Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Brain Science books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (2007)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionAn astonishing new science called “neuroplasticity” is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable.
Author(s): Norman Doidge

Using Brain Science To Make Training Stick (2010)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionIf you teach or train for a living, you need to know as much as possible about how the brain learns. And you need to know that traditional methods of instruction were based on the economy of instruction (money, time, ease of delivery) and not on how the brain naturally, normally learns. With Using Brain Science To Make Training Stick, you’ll discover six learning principles that trump traditional teaching.
Author(s): Sharon L. Bowman, Bowperson Publishing

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (2019)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionIn Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr.
Author(s): Mona Delahooke

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (2013)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionDid you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.
Author(s): John J. Ratey, Eric Hagerman

The Brain: The Story of You (2017)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionLocked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people?
Author(s): David Eagleman

The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony With Your Brain (2013)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionRecent advances in brain science show that most students’ learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong. While all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of your studies.
Author(s): Terry Doyle , Todd D. Zakrajsek, et al.

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (2016)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionWhy is it easier to ruminate over hurt feelings than it is to bask in the warmth of being appreciated? Because your brain evolved to learn quickly from bad experiences and slowly from good ones, but you can change this. Life isn’t easy, and having a brain wired to take in the bad and ignore the good makes us worried, irritated, and stressed, instead of confident, secure, and happy.
Author(s): Rick Hanson

Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences (2011)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionFemale and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That’s taught as fact in psychology textbooks, academic journals, and bestselling books.
Author(s): Rebecca M. Jordan-Young

Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science (2004)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionPhineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science. At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed.
Author(s): John Fleischman

National Geographic Kids Brain Games: The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain (2015)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionQUICK: Name the most powerful and complex supercomputer ever built. Give up? Here’s a hint: It’s housed in your head and it’s the one thing that makes you YOU. Your brain is mission control for the rest of your body and steers you through life.
Author(s): Jennifer Swanson, Hank Green

Brain-Science: Coloring for Agility and Fast Learning (2016)

 Best Brain Science Books Worth Your AttentionDrawing from the study of neuroscience, each of these three unique coloring books contain more than 75 unique patterns designed to focus your brain through the use of pattern, repetition, single focus, and creativity.
Author(s): Stan Rodski

Best Brain Science Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some brain science books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

INNERCISE: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power

Author(s): John Assaraf
ID: 2321548, Publisher: Waterside Press, Year: 23 Sept 2018, Size: 615 Kb, Format: epub

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children: A Brain-Based, Trauma-Informed Approach to Cultivating Your Child’s Social, Emotional and Moral Development

Author(s): Arleta James
ID: 2382945, Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Year: 21 Jun 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

Author(s): Mary-Frances O'Connor
ID: 3205087, Publisher: HarperOne, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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