Tag: neurology

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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Nov 15

Book Review: The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg I’ve read so many of these pop-science kind of books that they all start to run together after a while, but this one seems superior to many. As its title suggests, it’s about the power of habit. It …

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Oct 01

Book Review: On Second Thought

On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits by Wray Herbert I’ve read so much pop science on neurology that I’m always skeptical that a book will surprise and delight me with new information, and I’m delighted to say that this book does. Herbert wins by focusing on heuristics, an important idea that is usually …

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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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