Recommended Brain Reading

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

By Benedict Carey – Benedict Carey is an award-winning science reporter who has been at The New York Times since 2004, and one of the newspaper’s most emailed reporters. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in math and from Northwestern University with a master’s in journalism, and has written about health and science for twenty-five years.

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

By John Medina – John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

By Norman Doidge – Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet. He is on the Research Faculty at  Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry. He is a native of Toronto.

Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life

By Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wong – Sam Wang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. Before becoming a professor, he studied at Caltech, Stanford, and Bell Labs. At Caltech he graduated with honor in physics at the age of 19, making him the youngest member of his graduating class. He has published over fifty articles on the brain in leading scientific journals and has received numerous awards for his research.

iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

By Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan – Dr. Gary Small is director of the UCLA Memory and Aging Center at the university’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. He is also professor of psychiatry at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. His research, supported by the National Institutes of Health, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures throughout the world and frequently appears on Today, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN.

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

By John Ratey – John Ratey, M.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous bestselling and groundbreaking books, including Driven to Distraction and A User’s Guide to the Brain. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has a private practice. Eric Hagerman is a former editor of Popular Science and Outside. His work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing 2004, Men’s Journal, and PLAY.

Interview with Pouneh Roney

Founder and Scientific Advisor of The Brain & Learning