Brain Books: Your Suggestions?

Last Decem­ber we launched brain books our stim­u­lat­ing Author Speaks Series to pro­vide a plat­form for lead­ing sci­en­tists and experts writ­ing high-qual­i­ty brain-relat­ed books to share their insights with Sharp­Brains read­ers. Par­tic­i­pants so far include (in order of appearance):

Brain Trust Program Lar­ry McCleary, M.D, for­mer act­ing Chief of Pedi­atric Neu­ro­surgery at Den­ver Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, and author of The Brain Trust Pro­gram: A Sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Mem­o­ry (Perigee Trade, 2007) presents a thought­ful post on Brain Evo­lu­tion and Health.
Destructive Emotions Joanne Jacobs, edu­ca­tion blog­ger and author of Our School: The Inspir­ing Sto­ry of Two Teach­ers, One Big Idea, and the School That Beat the Odds, writes an excel­lent arti­cle on why The First Step Is Fail­ure.
Destructive Emotions-Daniel Goleman Daniel Gole­man, author of many books includ­ing Destruc­tive Emo­tions: A Sci­en­tif­ic Dia­logue with the Dalai Lama, presents a superb arti­cle on The Pow­er of Mind­sight.
Enriching the Brain-Eric Jensen Eric Jensen, founder of Learn­ing Brain Expo, and author of Enrich­ing the Brain: How to Max­i­mize Every Learn­er’s Poten­tial, grants us a great inter­view on Learn­ing and the Brain.
Shannon Moffett-Three Pound Enigma Shan­non Mof­fett, author of The Three Pound Enig­ma: The Human Brain and the Quest to Unlock its Mys­ter­ies, and expert quot­ed on PBS Spe­cial The Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram, sum­ma­rizes impor­tant research on Sleep, Mem­o­ry and the Brain.
Brain Rules-John Medina John Med­i­na, Direc­tor of the Brain Cen­ter for Applied Learn­ing Research at Seat­tle Pacif­ic Uni­ver­si­ty, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Prin­ci­ples for Sur­viv­ing and Thriv­ing at Work, Home, and School, brings brain research to dai­ly life in his Brain Rules: sci­ence and prac­tice article.

If you have spe­cif­ic brain-relat­ed books and authors you are inter­est­ed in, please let us know, and we will con­tact them. We are always look­ing for new perspectives.

If you are an author or an agent and would like to pro­pose writ­ing a 700–1,000 word arti­cle to intro­duce your book and work to our audi­ence, please email us at, indi­cat­ing Author Speaks Series in the sub­ject line and pro­vid­ing a few details on the book and your arti­cle ideas.

Enjoy the weekend


  1. Anthony on April 16, 2008 at 3:53

    Sug­ges­tions for Books:

    Blink (Mal­com Gladwell)

    Proust was a Neu­ro­sci­en­tist (Jon­ah Lehrer)

    Both excel­lent books writ­ten in a “sto­ry-telling” style while con­tain­ing very sci­en­tif­ic research based mate­r­i­al. Excel­lent for all read­ers to read oth­er­wise intim­i­dat­ing and com­plex material…

    Please feel free to con­tact me for more spe­cif­ic elab­o­ra­tion and addi­tion­al book ideas…


  2. Alvaro on April 17, 2008 at 1:21

    Thank you Antho­ny. Both are good books, so we’ll be hap­py to con­tact the authors.

  3. Facetious Student on April 19, 2008 at 1:51

    The Brain that Changes Itself by Nor­man Doidge 

    An amaz­ing read that tells the sto­ries of patients and sci­en­tists and their obsta­cles with­in neu­ro­science that were over­come. It also acts as a self-help book in a way.

  4. Ron M on April 19, 2008 at 6:23

    Sex On The Brain” by Daniel Amen is very light weight but has laser accu­ra­cy in address­ing the gen­er­al top­ic of our brains health affect­ing every area of our lives.

  5. Alvaro on April 21, 2008 at 7:50

    I will be meet­ing Nor­man Doidge in Boston next week, so will cen­tain­ly ask him.

    Ron: indeed the title itself sug­gests it being too much “light”, but will take a look at reviews. Thanks

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