Books We Read

 

Introductory / Mass-Market Publications:

 

The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil

 

Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul

Francis Crick

 

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Malcolm Gladwell

 

The Computer and the Brain, 2nd Edition (Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures)

John von Neumann

 

Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain : The Science of Neuroeconomics (Bradford Books)

Paul W. Glimcher

 

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

Antonio R. Damasio

 

Evolving Brains (Scientific American Library)

John Allman

 

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness

Antonio R. Damasio

 

Hooking Up

Tom Wolfe 

 

An Introduction to Natural Computation (Complex Adaptive Systems)

Dana H. Ballard 

 

Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Steven Johnson

 

The Mind's Past

Michael S. Gazzaniga

 

The Neuroscience of Social Interactions: Decoding, Influencing, and Imitating the Actions of Others

Chris Frith and Daniel Wolpert, Editors

 

On Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

 

Pattern on the Stone (Science Masters)

Daniel Hillis

 

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind

V. S. Ramachandran

 

The Private Life of the Brain
Susan Greenfield

 

The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach

Website: www.questforconsciousness.com

Christof Koch 

  

The Rediscovery of the Mind (Representation and Mind)

John R. Searle

 

Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious (Paperback)

Timothy D. Wilson

            

The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain

Terrence Deacon

 

 

 

More Advanced Publications:

 

The Computational Brain (Computational Neuroscience)

Patricia Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski

 

Electric Fields of the Brain: The Neurophysics of EEG  (Second Edition)

Paul L. Nunez and Ramesh Srinivasan

Independent Component Analysis - Theory and Applications

Te-Won Lee

 

Principles of Neural Science

Eric R. Kandel, James H. Schwartz and Thomas M. Jessell 

 

The Principles of Psychology (1890)

William James

 

Rhythms of the Brain
György Buzsáki

 

Spikes: Exploring the Neural Code (Computational Neuroscience)

Fred Rieke, David Warland, Rob deRuytervanSteveninck and William Bialek


Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems

Peter Dayan, L. F. Abbott


Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

Steven Pinker

 

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