I was just perusing the most recent NYT Sunday Book Review, and I noticed that The Shortlist (brief reviews of current books on a specific topic) contains titles about ‘the mind.’ That is kind of exciting to me, because I am responsible for ordering books in the subject areas that would most likely contain books about the brain and thought processes. So, I went to order the books that had good reviews, and lo and behold, we already have them all! I must have been thinking ahead. Not only do we have them, but as I am writing this, four of the five books reviewed are on the shelf. Hot new books, ready for you, right now!
So, without further ado, I exhort you, thoughtful reader, to put on your thinking cap and come to the Library to check these books out–your mind will expand, you will build new neural pathways, and your brain will thank you!
Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception by Joseph T. Hamilton
History Lessons: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, and the Brain by Clifton Crais
Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg
Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self by Jennifer Ouellette
The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic by Jonathan Rottenberg
*edited to add that, by the time I published this, another book was checked out…so hurry!