Books on the Brain
New technology and techniques are bringing about remarkable leaps in our understanding of the mysteries of the brain. Neuroscientists such as Daniel Dennett, Oliver Sacks and Daniel Levitin have exposed the biochemical activity that governs so much of our behaviour, while novelists such as Siri Hustvedt, in her recent memoir, and the ever cutting-edge Richard Powers have brought new insights across literary spectrum. Here are some of the very best journeys to the centre of the nervous system.
'One of the clearest and best-illustrated attempts to explain the virtually inaccessible, the brain' SUNDAY TIMES
Philippa Perry; Junko Graat
What is it like to be a fly on a psychotherapist's wall? This compelling case study in the form of a graphic novel vividly explores a year's therapy sessions as...
At the heart of truth lies madness... Two months before Hitler's rise to power, a beautiful young woman is found naked and near death in the woods outside Berlin. When...
A compelling novel of psychological suspense set in a Cambridge college
'Last December, a woman entered my apartment who looked exactly like my wife...' Dr Leo Liebenstein is convinced that his wife has disappeared and that she has been replaced by...
We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? Answering this question, the author delves deep into history, philosophy, literature, and his own experiences to address questions...
How well do our instincts equip us for twenty-first century? This book takes us on a journey into the human mind. It takes a personal look at the relationship between...
Miller shows how our brains are the products of sexual selection, rather than natural selection and how this alters and illuminates our understanding of intelligence, art, language, mortality, sex and...
Daniel J. Levitin
Explains how humans experience music and unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, this work reveals the role of...
Francois Lelord; Lorenza Garcia
Can we learn how to be happy? Hector is a successful young psychiatrist.
Begins on a windy summer's day in the Chilterns when the calm, organised life of Joe Rose is shattered by a ballooning accident. What happens is shocking and tragic, but...
Sigmund Freud; James Conant
One of Freud's central achievements was to demonstrate how unacceptable thoughts and feelings are repressed into the unconscious, from where they continue to exert a...
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over...
Flipnosis is a special kind of persuasion. It has an incubation period of just seconds, and can instantly disarm even the most discerning mind. Flipnosis is black-belt mind control. It...
By the bestselling author of WHAT I LOVED, an intimate and enlightening account of her search for the key to her mysterious nervous disorder, which brilliantly illuminates the connection between...
Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every...