Special Bibliography for Books on the Neuro-Sciences

Bob’s recently purchased books on Neuro-Science
(November 20, 2009)

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman. (Excellent)

The Mind & The Brain by Jeffrey M. Schartz, M.D. and Sharon Begley (Excellent).

The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, M.D. (Excellent).

A User’s Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain by John J. Ratey M.D. (Excellent).

The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience by Daniel J. Siegel (Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. This is a recent purchase of mine. He has a section on “Attachment” that is excellent.)

From Molecule to Metaphor: A Neural Theory of Language” by Jerome A. Feldman.

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker (This is a more formal book on linguistics and I didn’t find it all that helpful so I ‘put it down’.)

Pragmatic Thinking & Learning: Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt.

Note: I haven’t read all these books. I read those sections that present the material that I can use in my work with cognition and its effect on behavior.


From the website www.masteringstuttering.com at the end of article”Embodying Negative Emotions” we have the following Bibliography:

Bibliography and the Neuro-Sciences:

1. Conlan, Roberta. (1999). States of mind: new discoveries about how our brains make us who we are. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

2. Crick, Francis. (1994). The astonishing hypothesis: the scientific search for the soul. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

3. Greenfield, Susan A. (1995). Journey to the centers of the mind: toward a science of consciousness. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company. (Excellent)

4. Koryzybski, Alfred. (1941/ 1994). Science and sanity: An introduction to non-aristotelian systems and general semantics. (4th Ed & 5th Ed), Lakeville, CN: International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing Co. (The foundation of General Semantics and NLP. First published in 1933 and still in print. This is a very difficult read but full of great wisdom.)

5. Kosslyn, Stephen M.; Koenig Olivier. (1992). Wet mind: the new cognitive neuroscience. New York: The Free Press: a division of Macmillan, Inc.

6. Nuland, Sherwin B. (1997). The wisdom of the body. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

7. Osherson, Daniel (Ed.). (1994). Visual cognition and action: an invitation to cognitive science. Cambridge, MA: The MIT press.

8. Osherson, Daniel (Ed.). (1990). Thinking: an invitation to cognitive science. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

9. Pinker, Steven. (1997). How the mind works. New York: W.W. Norton and company.

10. Smith, Anthony. (1984). The mind. New York: The Viking Press.

11. The American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Criteria, from DSM-IV (1994). American Psychiatric Association, Washington DC.