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Free Agents Free Agents: How Evolution Gave Us Free Will Kevin J. Mitchell

An evolutionary case for the existence of free will

How to Focus How to Focus: A Monastic Guide for an Age of Distraction John Cassian

How you can learn to focus like a monk without living like one

How We Age How We Age: The Science of Longevity Coleen T. Murphy

How recent breakthroughs in longevity research offer clues about human aging

Data Science for Neuroimaging Data Science for Neuroimaging: An Introduction Ariel Rokem and Tal Yarkoni

Data science methods and tools—including programming, data management, visualization, and machine learning—and their application to neuroimaging research

Modeling Social Behavior Modeling Social Behavior: Mathematical and Agent-Based Models of Social Dynamics and Cultural Evolution Paul E. Smaldino

A comprehensive introduction to mathematical and agent-based modeling of social behavior

When Animals Dream When Animals Dream: The Hidden World of Animal Consciousness David M. Peña-Guzmán

A spellbinding look at the philosophical and moral implications of animal dreaming

Zero to Birth Zero to Birth: How the Human Brain Is Built William A. Harris

A revelatory tale of how the human brain develops, from conception to birth and beyond

The Human Evolutionary Transition The Human Evolutionary Transition: From Animal Intelligence to Culture Magnus Enquist, Stefano Ghirlanda, and Johan Lind

A major new theory of why human intelligence has not evolved in other species

Spark Spark: The Life of Electricity and the Electricity of Life Timothy J. Jorgensen

A fresh look at electricity and its powerful role in life on Earth

Neuropedia Neuropedia: A Brief Compendium of Brain Phenomena Eric H. Chudler

A fun and fact-filled A–Z treasury for anyone with a head on their shoulders

The Mirror and the Mind The Mirror and the Mind: A History of Self-Recognition in the Human Sciences Katja Guenther

How the classic mirror test served as a portal for scientists to explore questions of self-awareness

Jung on Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises Jung on Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises: Lectures Delivered at ETH Zurich, Volume 7: 1939–1940 C. G. Jung

Jung’s lectures on the psychology of Jesuit spiritual practice—unabridged in English for the first time

The Genetic Lottery The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality Kathryn Paige Harden

A provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society

The Spike The Spike: An Epic Journey Through the Brain in 2.1 Seconds Mark Humphries

The story of a neural impulse and what it reveals about how our brains work

Hard to Break Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Make Habits Stick Russell Poldrack

The neuroscience of why bad habits are so hard to break—and how evidence-based strategies can help us change our behavior more effectively

On Theology and Psychology On Theology and Psychology: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Adolf Keller C. G. Jung and Adolf Keller

Jung's correspondence with one of the twentieth century's leading theologians and ecumenicists

Psychology of Yoga and Meditation Psychology of Yoga and Meditation: Lectures Delivered at ETH Zurich, Volume 6: 1938–1940 C. G. Jung

Jung's illuminating lectures on the psychology of Eastern spirituality

The Self-Assembling Brain The Self-Assembling Brain: How Neural Networks Grow Smarter Peter Robin Hiesinger

What neurobiology and artificial intelligence tell us about how the brain builds itself

The Mind of a Bee The Mind of a Bee Lars Chittka

A rich and surprising exploration of the intelligence of bees

The Joy of Science The Joy of Science Jim Al-Khalili

Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili reveals how 8 lessons from the heart of science can help you get the most out of life