Brain & Behavior

Brain & Behavior 2019 Catalog

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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

While the health of aging men has been a focus of biomedical research for years, evolutionary biology has not been part of the conversation—until now. How Men Age is the first book to explore how natural selection has shaped male...

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
Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
Timothy Verstynen

Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence...

Madness in Civilization Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
Andrew Scull

The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go—these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today...

The Secret of Our Success The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter
Joseph Henrich

Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human...

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
Including 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

It is now possible to witness human brain activity while we are talking, reading, or thinking, thanks to revolutionary neuroimaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These groundbreaking advances have opened infinite...

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
The Genome Factor The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals about Ourselves, Our History, and the Future
Dalton Conley
For a century, social scientists have avoided genetics like the plague. But the nature-nurture wars are over. In the past decade, a small but intrepid group of economists, political scientists, and sociologists have harnessed the...
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
Bird Brain Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence
Nathan Emery

Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a...

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