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5 Books That Will Teach You to Control Your Brain

Have you ever wondered what makes you feel or behave one way or another? How many times do you feel that you can’t control it? The truth is, it’s all in your brain. If you learn how to control it, you will acquire a powerful skill. You will learn how to control your emotions, understand your behavior and even take advantage of it. 

Lufian made a list of books that will help you learn the structure and functions of your brain. Save the list and discover some psychological tricks that will lead you to success. 

“Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World” by Chris Frith

The book, written by one of the most outstanding neuroscientists, gives us some insight into why we experience the world the way we do. The author emphasizes how the mental state of a person changes under certain outside circumstances and specific behavioral reactions. If your work activities require a lot of nerve cells,  this book will come in handy. It will also help answer questions about irritability and nervous instability.

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst” by Robert Sapolsky

The New York Times bestseller, the Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

This acclaimed book raises an important question: why do we behave the way we behave? The author examines the human behavior context with a number of factors. To answer this question, Sapolsky takes a long journey to take a look before any action. Why some people kill, and some do charity? How can people be so kind and so evil at the same time? It’s not enough to look at the brain only. Sapolsky creates a broader picture by encompassing factors such as culture, ecology, and history of humankind. He piles all of that with his captivating storytelling. 

Sort Your Brain Out: Boost Your Performance, Manage Stress and Achieve More” by Jack Lewis and Adrian Webster

Brain scientist Dr. Jack Lewis and motivational speaker Adrian Webster in this book answer the most frequently asked questions about the brain and its activities. Not only can you find the answers to those questions, but learn how to use your brains to your benefit. If you want to manage your stress, improve your memory and creativity, become the master of your mood and your best decisions, Sort Your Brain Out is what you need. 

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference” by Cordelia Fine

How often have you heard that men and women are wired differently? The author, Cordelia Fine, explains the complex issue of differences between male and female brains. Rather than saying that there’s such a thing as a “male brain” and a “female brain,” Cordelia Fine digs into cultural assumptions about gender roles and how they modify our brains. In addition, this book has a unique wit that makes science very engaging and easy to read.

“The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science” by Norman Doidge

The author, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., suggests a revolutionary look at the human brain. One of the central things in the book is neuroplasticity which states that brain changes throughout an individual’s life. In the book, you can read real-life examples. For instance, the case of a woman who had half the brain from birth, blind people who learn to see and many other inspiring stories. This book will change the way you look at brains. It’s truly inspiring and moving to see the human’s brain potential.

Yulia Kralevska

Lufian's Writer. I believe that trying something new, testing your strengths, challenging yourself is what makes your life bright. Life is short, so don’t waste your time! Just make the first step in following your dreams!

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