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Neuroscience books written by scientists

An understanding of neuroscience topics is of interest to many people who wish to understand the many aspects of neuroscience that touch our daily lives. It is a difficult task to distil scientific findings into a narrative that can be understood by the non-specialist by providing a big picture view, and yet avoid undue hype. The books below are written by neuroscientists who have first-hand experience with the trials and tribulations of scientific research and discovery and are thus the best source of learning about these topics.

Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain by Patricia S. Churchland, Ph.D.

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality by Patricia S. Churchland, Ph.D.

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric Kandel, Ph.D.

The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction by Larry Young, Ph.D. and Brian Alexander

Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch, Ph.D.

Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul Hardcover by Giulio Tononi, Ph.D.

The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Frans de Waal, Ph.D.

A Universe Of Consciousness How Matter Becomes Imagination by Gerald Edelman, Ph.D. and Giulio Tononi, Ph.D.

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Rhythms of the Brain by Gyorgy Buzsaki, M.D., Ph.D.

The Other Brain by R. Douglas Fields, Ph.D.

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