Non-conscious vs Conscious Control
This is truly an amazing book based on split brain patient studies that offers true evidenced-based research into the depth and importance of non-conscious process and impact on our global functioning. Don’t read this if you want to maintain a strict cognitive behavioral approach to your clinical work!
Great book on non-consciousness processing and the human condition
Similar theme regarding unconscious processing based on providing copious and fascinating examples that will amaze you and question your understanding of yourself, the world, and your clinical work.
Similar to the above.
This is long and at times tedious but sprinkled with valuable insights you will get nowhere else. Nice, simple application of stats to clinical work that ALL clinicians need to understand!
Similar to the above, fun read
Similar to the above.
Mixed reviews but good insight into emotions and empathy
Old but still has a wealth of valuable knowledge on understanding emotions
Not strictly neuroscience but the effects of microorganism can be quite powerful, especially toxoplasmosis!
Entertaining review of non-conscious processing and its impact on our daily lives by a neuroscientist
Stress & trauma
Somewhat older but you really, really need to read this book if you want to understand your anxious or traumatized patients.
You want to work with an adult, child, or anyone with a serious trauma history? Please read this book. Traumatizing and sad cases but an excellent read from a skilled, knowledgeable, and thoughtful clinician. Helpful insights, although old enough to be weak on neuroscience; read it with this in mind an your clinical work will greatly benefit!
Accessible neuroscience perspective on anxiety
Good primer of the influence of hormones on our actions, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions
Entertaining audiobook lectures on stress and impact on brain and behavior
Compassionate introduction to trauma but unfortunately contains too many propositions that cannot be supported by science, such as mirror neurons, efficacy of EMDR, and some aspects of body work
Good, but as the author specializes in language, research presented is more in that area and less in clinical findings. Nonetheless, has good information and the beginning of the book is strong.
The Neglected Brain
If you really want to learn about the whole brain, you really should read this book. More emphasis on neurological functioning and pathology than clinical work however.
Nice approach to understanding the brain and highlights the simplicity of left brain-right brain conceptualization. Very useful, yet stretches the top-bottom brain hypothesis that, although useful, does not fully explain brain functioning from my clinical experience with both neurologically compromised and neurologically intact patients.
Criminal Forensics & the Roots of Empathy
Interesting and useful, especially if you have any interest in forensic work. Also provides a good overview of limbic-frontal brain areas that will teach you much about how empathy really works.
Also a must read if you have an interest in criminal forensic work. A good read as well.
This book is primarily about empathy. The cousin of Borat, he is a Cambridge professor and an expert in Autism research. Highlight: he offers a reasonable explanation of mirror neurons (although still off base when you understand brain functioning and apply double dissociation studies).
Interested in how vulnerable you are to pressure and context? How far we can be led to deviate from who we believe we are? This book covers the Stanford Prison Experiment, Abu Ghraib, and Gitmo. Solid social psych text that is also a good read.
A must, must read if you are going to diagnose or work with individuals whom may have ADHD; seriously, read this book. Be aware that he states early in the book that medication alone is the best treatment for ADHD, then devotes the remaining book to supporting the need for psychotherapy!
Great for parents!
Great for adults!
Great for teachers!
A good read and a must read if you have or work with individuals with learning disabilities
A must read if you have or work with individuals with learning disabilities, good overview of interventions
Good review of differences in brain functioning in adolescents
Excellent review of the importance of sleep and establishing healthy sleep hygiene, should be required reading!
Fallibility and malleability of our memory!
Entertaining Neurosurgery Memoir
Interesting memoir and fun take on neurosurgery.