Neuro Book Club

The Neuro Book Club meets to discuss books of neuro interest (broadly construed). Examples of previously read books can be seen below.

The next meeting of the Neuro Book Club will be in late December and will focus on "The Body Keeps the Score" by van der Kolk. Stay tuned for email updates.

For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact Payel Kundu ( or Ben Zimmerman ( .

Neurobookclub books for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Eric R. Kandel, Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures
Bessel van der Kolk M.D., The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection
Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden
Michael L. Lewis, The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World

Previous Neuro Book Club selections:

Daniel Dennett, "Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking"
Michael Gazzaniga, "Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain "
Oliver Sacks, "An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales"
Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool, "Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise"
Michael Gazzaniga, "Tales From Both Sides of the Brain"
Christof Koch, "Conciousness -- Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist "
Sam Kean, "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: And Other True Stories of Trauma, Madness, Affliction, and Recovery That Reveal the Surprising History of the Human Brain"
Mark Pagel, "Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind"
Ray Kurzweil, "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed"
Alva Noë, "Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness"
Richard Dawkins, "The Selfish Gene"
Richard Powers, "Galatea 2.2"
"Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience" by Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld
"High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society" by Carl Hart
"What's Wrong With My Mouse: Behavioral Phenotyping of Transgenic and Knockout Mice" by Jacqueline Crawley
"What Is Life?" by Erwin Schrödinger
"Clean" by David Sheff
"The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumphs from the Frontiers of Brain Science" by Norman Doidge
"Honey Bee Democracy" by Tom Seeley
"On Intelligence" by Jeffrey Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee
"Generosity" (a novel)* by Richard Powers *the author joined us for the discussion
"Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind" by V.S. Ramachandran
"The Invisible Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us"* by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons *the author joined us for the discussion
"Stumbling on Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert
"In Search of Memory" by Eric Kandel
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
"Born Together-Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study" by Nancy Segal
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" by Oliver Sacks
"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" by Robert Sapolsky
"Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and his Quest for the Origins of Behavior" by Jonathan Weiner
"Attachment, Evolution, and the Psychology of Religion" by Lee A. Kirkpatrick