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The New Mind Readers The New Mind Readers: What Neuroimaging Can and Cannot Reveal about Our Thoughts
Russell A. Poldrack

A revealing insider’s account of the power—and limitations—of functional MRI

Innate Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are
Kevin J. Mitchell

A leading neuroscientist explains why your personal traits are more innate than you think

The Neuroscience of Emotion The Neuroscience of Emotion: A New Synthesis
Ralph Adolphs

A new framework for the neuroscientific study of emotions in humans and animals

Human Spatial Navigation Human Spatial Navigation
Arne D. Ekstrom

The first book to comprehensively explore the cognitive foundations of human spatial navigation

Face Value Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions
Alexander Todorov

The scientific story of first impressions—and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect

Our Minds, Our Selves Our Minds, Our Selves: A Brief History of Psychology
Keith Oatley

An original history of psychology told through the stories of its most important breakthroughs and the people who made them

Below the Surface Below the Surface: Talking with Teens about Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
Deborah Rivas-Drake

A guide to the latest research on how young people can develop positive ethnic-racial identities and strong interracial relations

A Taste for the Beautiful A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction
Michael J. Ryan

From one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans

The Social Origins of Language The Social Origins of Language
Robert M. Seyfarth

How human language evolved from the need for social communication

Darwin's Unfinished Symphony Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind
Kevin N. Laland
Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for culture, from the arts and language to science and technology. But how did the human mind—and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit culture—evolve from its roots in animal...
How Men Age How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality
Richard G. Bribiescas

A groundbreaking book that examines all aspects of male aging through an evolutionary lens

From Photon to Neuron From Photon to Neuron: Light, Imaging, Vision
Philip Nelson

A richly illustrated undergraduate textbook on the physics and biology of light

A Student's Guide to Python for Physical Modeling A Student's Guide to Python for Physical Modeling: Updated Edition
Jesse M. Kinder

A fully updated tutorial on the basics of the Python programming language for science students

Braintrust Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
Patricia S. Churchland

What is morality? Where does it come from? And why do most of us heed its call most of the time? In Braintrust, neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. She describes the...

The Future of the Brain The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World's Leading Neuroscientists
Gary Marcus

The world's top experts take readers to the very frontiers of brain science
Includes a chapter by 2014 Nobel laureates May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser

Looking Inside the Brain Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging
Denis Le Bihan

The remarkable story of how today's brain scanning techniques were developed, told by one of the field's pioneers

Beyond the Brain Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds
Louise Barrett

When a chimpanzee stockpiles rocks as weapons or when a frog sends out mating calls, we might easily assume these animals know their own motivations--that they use the same psychological mechanisms that we do. But as Beyond the Brain...

Eye and Brain Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing - Fifth Edition
Richard L. Gregory

Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. Richard Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see...

On the Future On the Future: Prospects for Humanity
Martin Rees

A provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science from world-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees

Making Up Your Own Mind Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving
Edward B. Burger

How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills

How Behavior Spreads How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagions
Damon Centola

A new, counterintuitive theory for how social networks influence the spread of behavior

Gods and Robots Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology
Adrienne Mayor

The fascinating untold story of how the ancients imagined robots and other forms of artificial life—and even invented real automated machines

Extended Heredity Extended Heredity: A New Understanding of Inheritance and Evolution
Russell Bonduriansky

How genes are not the only basis of heredity—and what this means for evolution, human life, and disease

Fundamentals of Microbiome Science Fundamentals of Microbiome Science: How Microbes Shape Animal Biology
Angela E. Douglas

An essential introduction to microbiome science, a new cutting-edge discipline that is transforming the life sciences

Mate Choice Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans
Gil G. Rosenthal

A major new look at the evolution of mating decisions in organisms from protozoans to humans 

Reputation Reputation: What It Is and Why It Matters
Gloria Origgi

A compelling exploration of how reputation affects every aspect of contemporary life

Big Mind Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World
Geoff Mulgan

How collective intelligence can transform business, government, and our everyday lives

Expert Political Judgment Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? - New Edition
Philip E. Tetlock

Since its original publication, Expert Political Judgment by New York Times bestselling author Philip Tetlock has established itself as a contemporary classic in the literature on evaluating expert opinion.

Tetlock first discusses...

Taken for Granted Taken for Granted: The Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable
Eviatar Zerubavel

How the words we use—and don’t use—reinforce dominant cultural norms

The Origins of Happiness The Origins of Happiness: The Science of Well-Being over the Life Course
Andrew E. Clark

A new perspective on life satisfaction and well-being over the life course

Biophysics Biophysics: Searching for Principles
William Bialek

Interactions between the fields of physics and biology reach back over a century, and some of the most significant developments in biology—from the discovery of DNA's structure to imaging of the human brain—have involved...

A Different Kind of Animal A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species
Robert Boyd

How our ability to learn from each other has been the essential ingredient to our remarkable success as a species