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    Hey so I'm a 2nd year undergrad student and I'm sitting trying to think of some well known psychology non-fiction books but my mind has went blank.

    The type of book I mean is something like the man who mistook his wife for a hat, or mapping murder, anyone got any ideas?

    I would be particularly interested in some in the biology/cognitive field
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cold-World-A.../dp/1846942179
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/They-You-Up-...0995662&sr=1-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Future-Illus...0995718&sr=1-1

    three books i like.. heavy.. probably only fall under 'interesting' lol
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    I like Phantoms in the Brain by V.S Ramachandran, discusses some really interesting neuro/bio psych issues and was quite readable
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    Fooled by Randomness by Nick Taleb is great and has a lot of stuff about heuristics and irrationality.
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    (Original post by spoodle)
    I like Phantoms in the Brain by V.S Ramachandran, discusses some really interesting neuro/bio psych issues and was quite readable
    Oh that one does sound interesting and my uni library stocks it, great

    Any more ideas?
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    (Original post by Boo_x)
    Oh that one does sound interesting and my uni library stocks it, great

    Any more ideas?
    Hmm, can't think of many that are specifically in the bio/cognitive fields... I'm guessing you already know Oliver Sacks' other books if you've read The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat!

    Haven't read it myself, but I've heard 'Into the Silent Land: Travels in Neuropsychology' by Paul Broks is really good http://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-Silent-...1179460&sr=8-1 If I had the time I would definitely read it :rolleyes:

    Susan Greenfield also writes neuropsych books that touch on cognitive issues, not sure how good they are as I only read half of one of her books but it was really simple to understand! I liked 'Stumbling on Happiness' by Daniel Gilbert and although it doesn't focus exclusively on bio/cog perspectives, he incorporates them into explanations of common phenomena.
    Hope that helps
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    I have to recommend "A Life in Pieces: The harrowing story of a woman with 17 personalities by Richard K. Baer"

    It's to do with MPD, if you haven't gathered that already. There has been some debate to whether the story was really true, but I found it a great read and couldn't put the book down.
 
 
 
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