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Mind and Memory

30-Second Brain: The 50 most mind-blowing ideas in neuroscience, each explained in half a minute

59 Seconds

Algorithms To Live By mind slows down the more you know

A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure Consensus thinking


A Million Miles In A Thousand Years We don't remember our life

A Mind Of Its Own our stubborn brain

An Apple A Day Anorexia

Are We Getting Smarter?

Being Wrong

Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn From Their Mistakes - but Some Do

Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things


Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality

Cheap Psychological Tricks For Lovers

Confessions of a Sociopath

Contented Dementia

Cracked: Why Psychiatry Is Doing More Harm than Good

Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind over Body

Curious and Curiouser Magic illusions

Denialism a rigid mind

Deviate: The science of seeing differently

Does Your Family Make You Smarter? Nature, nurture, and human autonomy

Double Happiness: How Bullshit Works We are only species that deludes ourselves

Dreamland: Adventures in the strange science of sleep

Drunk Tank Pink ways our minds can be manipulated

Elephants On Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments You probably can't tell the difference between red and white wine

Everyday Irrationality

Everything Bad Is Good For You

Everything Is Obvious, Once You Know The Answer

Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World

Feet of Clay: A Study of Gurus

Fifty Shades of Gray Our attitude to porn

Flipnosis Delusions, Stockholm syndrome and lots more

Fooling Houdini: Adventures in the World of Magic

Free Will

Great Myths of the Brain


Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind

How Children Succeed

How Everyone Became Depressed

How Many Friends Does One Person Need? Our minds can't cope with more than about 150 people as 'friends'

How Pleasure Works

How We Decide

Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions

How To Predict the Unpredictable: The Art of Outsmarting Almost Everyone

How To Think

How We Feel: What Neuroscience Can - and Can't - Tell Us About Our Emotions

In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies

Influencer-The Power To Change Anything fixing phobias

Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge

Inspired! True Stories Behind Famous Art, Literature, Music and Film Kim Peek

It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness

Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind

Love and Sex With Robots lonely and psycho men

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do and Become Our ideas about 'love' are wrong

Me, Myself, And Us: The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being

Men of Action What exactly is our 'self'?

Mind Over Mind the power of expectations

Mind Wide Open modules, autism

Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel and Want

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)

Moonwalking With Einstein How to remember

Morality for Humans: Ethical understanding from the perspective of cognitive science

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them trolley problem and morality

Musicophilia Alzheimers patients

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

No One Understands You and What to Do About It


Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Parky's People

Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory

Pieces of Mind Why our memory works this way


Predictably Irrational We think we're in the driver's seat but we aren't

Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die

Proust and the Squid Writing frees the mind, changes ideas

Psy-Q: Test Your Psychological Intelligence

Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quirkology Why people are taken in by fortune tellers

Quirkology False memories

Reaching Down The Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys Into The Human Brain

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation

Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh and Movies Make Us Cry

Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much Our mental bandwidth

Secrets of the Moneylab Queues and other irrational behaviour

Seducing The Subconscious ads that we don't pay attention to slip under our radar

Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence

Sleights of Mind Magic and Illusions show about mind

Shock of Gray Draw a clock as Alzheimers test

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World diagnose depression, get better sleep

Spark: The Science of Exercise and the Brain

Spook out-of-body

Spy The Lie

Stumbling On Happiness


Supersense superstitious thinking

Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness

Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

Sway Auction a $20 note

The Age of the Unthinkable foxes and hedgehogs

The Art of the Sale

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win high stakes poker

The Book of Woe is psychiatry a lie?

The Birth of Plenty the new intellectual framework of the Enlightenment

The Brain: The Story of You

The Brain's Way of Healing: Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries

The Charisma Myth

The Chimp Paradox the Human, the Chimp and the Computer parts of our minds

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Psychology

The Difference: The Power of Diversity

The Elephant In The Brain: Hidden Motives In Everyday Life

The Eye Autistics don't point

The Forgetting Machine

The Game of Knowns Science Is Coming psychopaths and top athletes

The Genius In All Of Us Einstein said he was persistent not smart

The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty Everyone cheats just a bit

The Idiot Brain

The Illusionist Brain: The Neuroscience of Magic

The Improbabilty Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day Understanding the odds

The Intelligence Paradox intelligence a new need

The Know It All memory fades like a sofa in the sun

The Lucifer Effect the evil in all of us

The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control and How to Master It

The Mind Club

The Naked Scientist brain damage and hoarding

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

The Power of Habit

The Ravenous Brain

The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism

The Science of Love and Betrayal

The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of PredictionTetlock's Hedgehogs and Foxes

The Small B!G: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence negotiation and persuasion

The Snowball Warren Buffett bathtub memory

The Social Animal we have completely unrealistic idea of free will

The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing Genius

The Storytelling Animal stories to change minds

The Survivors Club who survives

The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery

The Tell: Little Clues That Reveal Big Truths About Who We Are

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique testing for Parkinson's

The Winner Effect cognitive dissonance

The Winner's Bible upside down goggles show how pliable brain is

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

The Wisest One In The Room: Social Psychology's Most Powerful Insights

Think: Why You Should Question Everything list of all bias tricks of mind

Think Like A Freak

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing stress skydivers and dancers

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging PTSD

Welcome To Your Brain evolution, autism, aspergers, decision making

Wait: the Useful Art of Procrastination

What Happy People Know options

What I've Learnt A.A. Gill on provoking arguments

We Are Our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's

What Intelligence Tests Miss our biases

What Makes Your Brain Happy

Why Not Catch-21? "Anyone who wants to get out of combat duty isn't really crazy"


Win Bigly: Persuasion In A World Where Facts Don't Matter

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History

Would You Kill The Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong

You Are Not So Smart

You Are Now Less Dumb

Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing The World Autistics and elevator vids

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