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Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Neuroscience books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Netter’s Neuroscience Coloring Book (2018)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionReinforce your knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and common pathologies of the nervous system with this active and engaging learn and review tool! Netter’s Neuroscience Coloring Book by Drs. David L. Felten and Mary Summo Maida, challenges you to using visual and tactile learning. It’s a fun and interactive way to trace pathways and tracts, as well as reinforce spatial, functional, and clinical concepts in this fascinating field.
Author(s): Felten MD PhD, David L., Maida Ph.D., Mary E

Neuroscience: Fundamentals for Rehabilitation (2017)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionBoost your skills in planning and managing physical rehabilitation! provides a practical guide to the nervous system and how it affects the practice of physical and occupational therapy. Case studies and first-person stories from people with neurologic disorders make it easier to apply your knowledge to the clinical setting.
Author(s): Lundy-Ekman PhD PT, Laurie

Cognitive Neuroscience (2018)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionUpdated fully, this accessible and comprehensive text highlights the most important theoretical, conceptual and methodological issues in cognitive neuroscience. Written by two experienced teachers, the consistent narrative ensures that students link concepts across chapters, and the careful selection of topics enables them to grasp the big picture without getting distracted by details. Clinical applications such as developmental disorders, brain injuries and dementias are highlighted.
Author(s): Marie T. Banich, Rebecca J. Compton

Neuroscience For Dummies (2016)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionInvestigating how your senses work, how you move, and how you think and feel, Neuroscience For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your straight-forward guide to the most complicated structure known in the universe: the brain. Covering the most recent scientific discoveries and complemented with helpful diagrams and engaging anecdotes that help bring the information to life, this updated edition offers a compelling and plain-English look at how the brain and nervous system function.
Author(s): Frank Amthor

The Neuroscience of Intelligence (Cambridge Fundamentals of Neuroscience in Psychology) (2016)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, Richard J.
Author(s): Richard J. Haier

Pain Neuroscience Education: Teaching People About Pain (8748-2) (2018)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe revised second edition of this clinical guide contains significant updates and new content, explaining how to teach your patients about pain and integrate pain neuroscience education into your practice. Evidence shows that patients who better understand their pain and what pain truly is experience less pain, have less fear, move better, exercise more and can regain hope.
Author(s): Adriaan Louw;Stephen Schmidt;Emilio Puentedura;Kory Zimney

Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience (2019)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionHow can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns? How can we use this information to improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment so our students achieve deep learning and understanding in all subject areas?
Author(s): Jay McTighe, Judy Willis

Basic Clinical Neuroscience (2015)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionClinically oriented and student-friendly, Basic Clinical Neuroscience provides the anatomic and pathophysiologic basis necessary to understand neurologic abnormalities. This concise but comprehensive text emphasizes the localization of specific medically important anatomic structures and clinically important pathways, using anatomy-enhancing illustrations.
Author(s): Young PhD, Paul A., Paul H. Young, et al.

Netter’s Atlas of Neuroscience (Netter Basic Science) (2015)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionIdeal for , the new edition of combines the didactic well-loved illustrations of Dr. Frank Netter with succinct text and clinical points, providing a highly visual, clinically oriented guide to the most important topics in this subject.
Author(s): Felten MD PhD, David L., O’Banion M.D. Ph.D., Michael K., et al.

Quick Reference Neuroscience for Rehabilitation Professionals: The Essential Neurologic Principles Underlying Rehabilitation Practice (2016)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionTraditionally, neuroscience is the most difficult area for a student to grasp in the rehabilitation profession. Practice provides this complex information in a quick, easy-to-use format that every student and clinician must have! is written specifically for the rehabilitation professional and student. The text is written in a simplistic, bulleted-outlined format with accompanying full-page, color illustrations that enhance understanding of the subject matter.
Author(s): Gutman PhD OTR FAOTA, Sharon A.

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (2009)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf 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 else’s―and then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world.
Author(s): Rick Hanson, Richard Mendius

Neuroscience and Critical Thinking: Understand the Hidden Pathways of Your Thought Patterns- Improve Your Memory, Make Rational Decisions, Tune Down Emotional Reactions, and Set Realistic Expectations (2019)

 Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate CollectionUnderstand your brain for Improve your by understanding the science of your brain. Being irrational and making snap judgments is natural. But you can prevent both if you know what cognitive patterns to look for. Start thinking effectively from the root – neuroscience and how it impacts your critical analysis and thinking. Critical thinking skills improve your decision-making muscle, speed up your deductive thinking skills, and improve your judgment.
Author(s): Albert Rutherford

Best Neuroscience Books: The Ultimate Collection

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 neuroscience 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.

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep

Author(s): Dr. Guy Leschziner
ID: 2392853, Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, Year: 23 July 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Neuroscience for Psychologists: An Introduction

Author(s): Marc L. Zeise (editor)
ID: 2831395, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 32 Mb, Format: epub

Neural Mechanisms: New Challenges in the Philosophy of Neuroscience

Author(s): Fabrizio Calzavarini, Marco Viola
ID: 2889067, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The New York Times, 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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