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The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought

by Kieran C.R. Fox & Kalina Christoff

Where do spontaneous thoughts come from? It may be surprising that the seemingly straightforward answers "from the mind" or "from the brain" are in fact an incredibly recent understanding of the origins of spontaneous...


Introducing Mind and Brain

by Angus Gellatly & Oscar Zarate

How do emotions affect your basic decision making? Why do certain smells prompt long-forgotten memories, and what makes us suddenly self-conscious?

How does the biological organ, the brain, give rise to all of...


From Sign to Symbol

by Joseph Newirth

In From Sign to Symbol: Transformational Processes in Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and Psychology, Joseph Newirth describes the evolution of the unconscious from the psychoanalytic concept that reflected Freud’s...


A Practical Guide to Geriatric Neuropsychology

by Susan McPherson & Deborah Koltai

A Practical Guide to Geriatric Neuropsychology focuses on the skills required in testing and treating the older adult population. Topics discussed include normal aging, determining competency, important factors...


I Am Your Mirror

by Davide Donelli & Matteo Rizzato

Mirror Neurons are one of the most extraordinary discoveries of contemporary neuroscience. They explain, on a scientific level, why we understand other people’s behavior to a deep degree. They were discovered...


Summary & Study Guide - The Teenage Brain

by Lee Tang

Adolescents Are Not an Alien Species,

Just a Misunderstood One.

The must-read summary of “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults,” by Frances E. Jensen,...


Summary & Study Guide - We Are Our Brains

by Lee Tang

A Definitive Book on How the Brain Evolves Through Every Stage of Life

The must-read summary of “We Are Our Brains: A Neurobiography of the Brain from the Womb to Alzheimer’s,” by D. F. Swaab.

In We Are...


Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

by Martin Roth

As neuroscience continues to reveal the biological basis of human thought and behavior, what impact will this have on legal theory and practice? The emerging field of neurolaw seeks to address this question,...


The Oxford Handbook of Aphasia and Language Disorders

by Anastasia M. Raymer & Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi

What is immediately clear when meeting individuals with acquired brain damage is that the patterns of communication impairments vary in remarkable ways among these individuals. Aphasia and related communication...


Entangled Narratives

by Lars-Christer Hyden

As people are living longer on average than ever before, the number of those with dementia will increase. Because many will live a considerable time at home with their diagnosis, we need to know more about the...


The Delusions of Certainty

by Siri Hustvedt

The Delusions of Certainty is a unique book by an extraordinary author. Siri Hustvedt is a notable novelist, art scholar, and a philosopher of science. In this memorable and immensely enjoyable volume, Hustvedt...


Summary & Study Guide - Into the Gray Zone

by Lee Tang

The Borderland Between Life and Death

The must-read summary of “Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death” by Adrian Owen.

The “gray zone” is the twilight region between...


Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods

by E. Fuller Torrey

Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion...


Big Brains and the Human Superorganism

by Niccolo Leo Caldararo

This book examines why humans have big brains, what big brains enable us to do, and how specialized brains are associated with eusociality in animals. It explores why brains expanded so slowly, and then why...


Dream Psychology

by Sigmund Freud & André Tridon (Translator)

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

THE MEDICAL profession...


The Boy Who Loved Too Much

by Jennifer Latson

The poignant story of a boy’s coming-of-age complicated by Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that makes people biologically incapable of distrust.

What would it be like to see everyone as a friend? Twelve-year-old...


Introduction to Resting State fMRI Functional Connectivity

by Janine Bijsterbosch, Stephen M. Smith & Christian F. Beckmann

Spontaneous 'resting-state' fluctuations in neuronal activity offer insights into the inherent organisation of the human brain, and may provide markers for diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Resting...


Transformational NLP

by Carl Buchheit & Ellie Schamber

Why do people have so much difficulty achieving their goals, making big changes, and becoming the people they want to be? If we can imagine it, why can't we achieve it? Transformational NLP: A New Psychology...


Bouncing Back

by Richard Wanlass

Decline in our physical and mental abilities may be due to injury, illness, or chronic pain, or may simply be the results of normal aging. Sometimes changes in ability are gradual enough and minor enough that...


The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology

by Robert L. Kane & Thomas D. Parsons

Neuropsychology as a field has been slow to embrace and exploit the potential offered by technology to either make the assessment process more efficient or to develop new capabilities that augment the assessment...