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Further resources

This is by no means compulsory reading, but is intended to show you just a small range of the wider material that is available, related to the study of the human brain.

For general background, with a personal perspective, try these:

Any book (or film) by Oliver Sacks:
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
The Mind’s Eye

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain - David Eagleman

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby
Get the book
Get the film (DVD)

In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind - Eric Kandel
Get the book
Get the documentary (DVD)

For a more in depth consideration of brain biology try:

Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain - Bear, Connor and Paradiso

Or This online textbook

(NB When purchasing DVDs please remember to make sure it has the correct region code for the country in which you’ll be watching.)

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