Despite sitting snugly in our skulls all day, the human brain remains quite the mysterious marvel. How does it really create our reality, and shape who we are?
There is much that scientists still don’t know—but what they’ve learned so far is truly mind-blowing. Find out for yourself by cracking open the five remarkable reads below.
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How the Mind Changed: A Human History of Our Evolving Brain
By Joseph Jebelli
From genetic accidents and environmental forces to historical and cultural advances, a renowned neuroscientist takes the reader on a seven-million-year journey to explore how our brain’s evolution turned us into Homo sapiens and beyond. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Joseph Jebelli, in the Next Big Idea App
The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours
By Chantel Prat
From a University of Washington professor comes a rollicking adventure into the human brain that shifts our focus from what’s average to an understanding of how every brain is different, exactly why our quirks are important, and what this means for each of us. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Chantel Prat, in the Next Big Idea App
Rewired: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age
By Carl D. Marci
Rewired provides scientifically supported solutions for everyone who wants to restore their tech–life balance―from parents concerned about their children’s exposure to the internet to stressed workers managing the expectation of 24/7 availability. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Carl D. Marci, in the Next Big Idea App
The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss
By Mary-Frances O’Connor
A renowned grief expert and neuroscientist shares surprising discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Mary-Frances O’Connor, in the Next Big Idea App
A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain
By Sara Manning Peskin
Our brains are the most complex machines known to humankind, but they have an Achilles heel: the very molecules that allow us to exist can also sabotage our minds. Here are gripping accounts of unruly molecules and the diseases that form in their wake. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Sara Manning Peskin, in the Next Big Idea App
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