Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2005

Developing in relation to Biology 202 at Bryn Mawr College. Students in the course (or anyone else) interested in writing brief (or longer) reviews of any of these books are invited to do so. Suggestions for additional books to be included (particularly accompanied by short review) are also welcome. Contact Paul Grobstein.


R. Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation, 1984

M. Boden, The Creative Mind, 1992.

F. Crick, The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul, 1994

A.R. Damasio, Descartes' Error, 1994 (Review)

A.R. Damasio, The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, 1999

S.Dehaene, The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, 1997

D.C. Dennet, Consciousness Explained, 1991

M. Donald, Origins of the Modern Mind, 1991

B. Hassenstein, Information and Control in the Living Organism, 1971

S. Oyama, The Ontogeny of Information, 1985

K.R. Jamison, Touched with Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperment, 1996

R.Jourdain, Music, the Brain, and Ecstacy: How Music Captures the Imagination, 1997 (Review)

P.D. Kramer, Listening to Prozac, 1993

T. Norretranders, The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, 1998.

M. Piatelli-Palmarini, Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes Rule Our Minds, 1994.

S. Pinker, The Language Instinct, 1994.

V.S. Ramachandran and S. Blakeslee, Phantoms in the Brain: Proving the Mysteries of the Human Mind, 1998

O. Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars, 1995

R. Shattuck, The Forbidden Experiment, 1980

S. Sontag, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors, 1990

L. Weiskrantz, Consciousness Lost and Found: An Neuropsychological Exploration, 1997

C. Wills, The Runaway Brain, 1993




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