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From Mind Hacks on nonsense-reduced books on the brain

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As opposed to junk food for the mind on the brain:

Last night I taught a two hour class called ‘Navigating Neuroscience’ for the Guardian Masterclass series and I had the interesting challenge of coming up with a two hour course on some key concepts to help people make better sense of brain science, how it’s discussed, and its changing place in society.

As part of that, I recommended some books to give interested non-specialists a good critical introduction. I added a book after hearing some of the questions and I’ve included the list below.

I’ve mentioned some of them before on Mind Hacks in their own right, but I thought they’re worth mentioning as a set.

The books have been chosen to complement each other and the idea is that if you read all four, you should have a solid grounding in modern cognitive neuroscience and beyond. More.

For example, listed is: Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience by Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Not listed is Blink (the power of not thinking)

See also: Neuroscience tried wholly embracing naturalism, but then the brain got away

The human mind, the skinny

and

What great physicists have said about immateriality and consciousness

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One Reply to “From Mind Hacks on nonsense-reduced books on the brain

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    tommy hall says:

    thanks for this…..book recommendations should be a regular thing on here…if anyone else has some highly recommended books please don’t be shy…

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