Tag: brain

Sep 18

Book Review: Unthinkable

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson This is a good book for any fans of neurology studies who has read about case studies of people with really odd brains and wondered what the people themselves were really like. From the woman who gets lost in her own home to …

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May 09

Book Review: The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat by Stephan Guyenet I got a recommendation for this from a friend who knew how much I like to read about neurology and nutrition. This book is the intersection of the two. To be more succinct, it’s about how the brain affects how and what …

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Jun 19

Book Review: The Believing Brain

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer Even though this book is about beliefs, it has a huge whopping load of science, especially neurology and psychology. It doesn’t address specific beliefs so much as describe how people form conjectures …

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Jul 23

Book Review: Spark

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey My friend recommended this to me as good solid research for how exercise improves your brain. Not only does exercise make you think faster, it also improves your mood, makes you live longer, and can reverse soem of the effects of …

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