The Brain: The Story of You

Locked 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 decision

Inside the O'Briens

Joe O Brien is a forty four year old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts

How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain

A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, law enforcement, and our understanding of the human mind Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience Scientists have long supported this assumption by cl

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life

Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self deception But while we may be self interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise The less w

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

From the bestselling author of Gratitude andOn the Move, a final volume of essays that showcases Sacks s broad range of interests from his passions for ferns, swimming, and horsetails, to his final case histories exploring schizophrenia, dementia, and Alzheimer s Oliver Sacks, renowned scientist a

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

From a renowned behavioral neuroscientist and recovered drug addict, an authoritative and accessible guide to understanding drug addiction clearly explained brain science and vivid personal stories reveal how addiction happens, show why specific drugs from opioids to alcohol to coke and are

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

To most of us, learning something the hard way implies wasted time and effort Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

f a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye but if he has lost a self himself he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder Here are