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


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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