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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

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  1. Anthony says:

    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 says:

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

  3. Facetious Student says:

    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 says:

    “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 says:

    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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