Die besten 100 Bücher zu The Brain

The Brain is a fascinating and complex organ that governs our thoughts, emotions, and actions. Understanding its intricacies can provide valuable insights into human behavior and cognition. Our curated book list is designed to help you delve into this captivating subject.

These books will guide you through the latest research and discoveries, shedding light on the mysteries of the brain and its inner workings. So, let's embark on this enthralling journey and uncover the secrets of the human mind!
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The Brain Bücher: Incognito von David Eagleman


David Eagleman
The Secret Lives of the Brain
3.9 (194 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Incognito?

Unbeknownst to you, a subconscious part of your brain is constantly whirring away and wielding a tremendous influence on your thoughts, feelings and behavior. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2011) is your guide to the other side of your brain, and how it shapes your life.

Wer Incognito lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in psychology, psychiatry or neuroscience
  • Anyone interested in what makes us see the world the way we see it, and the inner workings of our minds
  • Anyone who wonders whether there is such a thing as free will, and if criminals truly choose to commit their crimes

The Brain Bücher: On Intelligence von Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

On Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee
How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines
3.9 (69 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On Intelligence?

These blinks provide an overview of the human brain’s capacity for thinking and for comparing new experiences to old memories. They also explain why today’s machines still aren’t able to emulate this capability, but why we may soon be able to build ones that can.

Wer On Intelligence lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in how the brain works or what makes us intelligent and conscious beings
  • Anyone who wants to know whether we’ll ever build machines that are truly intelligent
  • Anyone wondering whether such intelligent machines would be good or bad for humanity

The Brain Bücher: The Future of the Mind von Michio Kaku

The Future of the Mind

Michio Kaku
The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
4.4 (136 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Future of the Mind?

The Future of the Mind looks at our current understanding of the human brain, as well as the varied research that is currently being conducted to expand the potential of the mind to areas which sound like science fiction, but could soon be reality.

Wer The Future of the Mind lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the human brain and how we’ve gained our current understanding of it
  • Anyone interested in future applications of the brain, like sharing memories and emotions with each other telepathically

The Brain Bücher: The Happiness Advantage von Shawn Achor

The Happiness Advantage

Shawn Achor
The Seven Principles that Fuel Success and Performance at Work
4.6 (271 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Happiness Advantage?

The Happiness Advantage looks into the origins of happiness and the positive effects that happiness has on our productivity. Based on extensive research in positive psychology, the book offers concrete tips on how to increase your own happiness and thus your chances for success.

Wer The Happiness Advantage lesen sollte

  • Anyone who thinks happiness is the reward for hard work
  • Anyone who feels too stressed to cope
  • Anyone who could use just a little more happiness in his or her life

The Brain Bücher: The Marshmallow Test von Walter Mischel

The Marshmallow Test

Walter Mischel
Mastering Self-Control
4.6 (69 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Marshmallow Test?

The Marshmallow Test explains why being able to delay gratification and exercise our self-control is essential for living a successful life. Using insights gained from several psychological studies, it explains how exactly our self-control skills function, and what we can do to improve them.

Wer The Marshmallow Test lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to improve his or her self-control
  • Anyone interested in psychology
  • Anyone hoping to help children develop good self-control skills, especially parents

The Brain Bücher: Habits of a Happy Brain von Loretta Graziano Breuning

Habits of a Happy Brain

Loretta Graziano Breuning
Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin & Endorphin Levels
4.4 (143 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Habits of a Happy Brain?

Habits of a Happy Brain (2012) provides a detailed introduction to the four chemicals responsible for our happiness: dopamine, serotonin, endorphin and oxytocin. The book explores the mechanics of what makes us happy and why, as well as why some bad things make us feel so good.

Wer Habits of a Happy Brain lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in turning their bad habits into productive ones
  • Anyone who wants to become a happier person
  • Anyone who is interested in psychology and neurology

The Brain Bücher: Brain Rules von John Medina

Brain Rules

John Medina
12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School
4.3 (160 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Brain Rules?

Brain Rules (2008) gives you insight into how our brains function and explains how you can take advantage of such knowledge to push your brain to work better. From gaining more productivity at work to absorbing more at school, mastering the “brain rules” will help make learning with all your senses become second nature.

Wer Brain Rules lesen sollte

  • Psychologists and neuroscientists researching how the brain works
  • Students looking for ways to learn more effectively
  • People wanting to improve their memory

The Brain Bücher: The Brain that Changes Itself von Norman Doidge

The Brain that Changes Itself

Norman Doidge
Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
4.6 (272 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Brain that Changes Itself?

How can stroke victims who become paralyzed start using a fork or buttoning their shirts again? Well, contrary to what was believed for so long, the brain is not hardwired. It can change, regenerate and grow. Drawing on real-life cases of scientists, doctors and patients, The Brain that Changes Itself (2007) shows us how, rather than relying on surgery and medicine, we can alter our brains through thought and behavior.

Wer The Brain that Changes Itself lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to change their habits
  • Psychology students
  • Anyone seeking inspiration while recovering from an injury

The Brain Bücher: Super Brain von Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi

Super Brain

Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E. Tanzi
Unleash the Explosive Power of Your Mind
4.4 (335 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Super Brain?

Super Brain (2012) offers a fascinating look at the amazing powers your brain has to change your life and even alter your perception of the world. “Mind over matter” is a rule; with the right set of tools, you can rise above the daily grind to live a healthier, longer life free from fear and disappointment.

"Loved this book-in-blinks! I'm very interested in learning about the brain, endocrinology and the biochemical processes of the body. As a personal trainer, massage therapist and yoga teacher, I'm somewhat of a body nerd.” – Lisa, Blinkist user, USA

Wer Super Brain lesen sollte

  • Neurologists interested in the brain’s holistic powers
  • Spiritualists curious about how the brain perceives reality
  • Readers looking for the secret to happiness

The Brain Bücher: How Emotions Are Made von Lisa Feldman Barrett

How Emotions Are Made

Lisa Feldman Barrett
The Secret Life of the Brain
4.1 (381 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How Emotions Are Made?

How Emotions Are Made (2017) challenges everything you think you know about emotions. From learning how our brain registers anger, fear and joy to how we think about these emotions culturally, you’ll come away with a new understanding of the ways in which emotions are created and how their scope is determined by society at large.

Wer How Emotions Are Made lesen sollte

  • People interested in psychology and neuroscience
  • Those who want to better understand and control their emotions
  • Students of cultural studies and languages

The Brain Bücher: Conscious von Annaka Harris


Annaka Harris
A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
4.3 (209 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Conscious?

Conscious (2019) offers a contemplative and probing look at one of life's central mysteries: consciousness. Author Annaka Harris explores two fundamental questions: How do we define consciousness? And how widespread is its existence in the universe?

Wer Conscious lesen sollte

  • Curious people interested in life’s mysteries
  • Students of philosophy and biology
  • Anyone curious about the human brain

The Brain Bücher: Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon von Rahul Jandial

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon

Rahul Jandial
The New Science and Stories of the Brain
4.6 (366 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon?

Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon (2019) takes a look into the human brain and the science of cognitive health. Debunking common myths about the brain, these blinks will bring you up-to-date insights on cognitive functions such as sleep, memory and creativity, as well as the best ways to harness your natural abilities. 

Wer Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon lesen sollte

  • Neuroscience enthusiasts
  • Health nuts looking to improve their memory
  • Artists and entrepreneurs seeking to become more creative

The Brain Bücher: No Self, No Problem von Chris Niebauer

No Self, No Problem

Chris Niebauer
How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism
4.7 (379 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in No Self, No Problem?

No Self, No Problem (2019) offers an array of neuroscientific evidence that supports an age-old Buddhist thesis: that there’s no such thing as a stable, continuous self. Recent research indicates that the self is an illusion, a nonexistent pattern created by the language center of the human brain. 

Wer No Self, No Problem lesen sollte

  • Scientifically minded spiritual seekers
  • Skeptics of meditation, yoga and tai chi
  • People who’ve been called “left-brained”

The Brain Bücher: Descartes’ Error von Antonio Damasio

Descartes’ Error

Antonio Damasio
Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
4.6 (200 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Descartes’ Error?

Descartes’ Error (1995) turns conventional wisdom about the human mind on its head. Combining sophisticated neuroscience with fascinating case studies about patients with brain damage, it shows how the traditional dualisms of Western thought do not stand up to scrutiny. Reason depends on emotion, and the brain is intimately connected with the body.

Wer Descartes’ Error lesen sollte

  • Rationalists skeptical of emotions
  • Emotional people sick of being called irrational
  • Anyone interested in the intersections between neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy

The Brain Bücher: The Body von Bill Bryson

The Body

Bill Bryson
A Guide for Occupants
4.5 (350 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Body?

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (2019) is an entertaining and fact-filled account of how we all work. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson explains the astonishing ways in which our bodies are put together, and what goes on inside them.

Wer The Body lesen sollte

  • Popular science fans
  • Biology and medicine enthusiasts
  • Anyone keen to learn more about their own body

The Brain Bücher: The Biological Mind von Alan Jasanoff

The Biological Mind

Alan Jasanoff
How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are
4.5 (152 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Biological Mind?

The Biological Mind (2018) debunks the “cerebral mystique,” the commonly held belief that our brains are somehow completely independent from our bodies and our surroundings. Using the latest insights from neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, this approachable primer demonstrates that what you see as yourself is much more complex than you thought.

Wer The Biological Mind lesen sollte

  • Science buffs looking to keep up with the latest research
  • Armchair philosophers curious about questions of consciousness
  • Psychonauts seeking to understand their own minds

The Brain Bücher: Phantoms in the Brain von V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

Phantoms in the Brain

V. S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee
Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
4.5 (169 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Phantoms in the Brain?

Phantoms in the Brain (1998) is an enduring classic of popular science that has transformed how we think about the brain and its relationship to the human experience. Drawing on the author’s clinical practice, it presents a series of patients with rare and astonishing neurological conditions. These case studies illuminate the architecture of our brains and, in the process, cast fresh light on timeless philosophical questions regarding the nature of consciousness, identity, and reality itself.

Wer Phantoms in the Brain lesen sollte

  • Aficionados of strange and extraordinary tales
  • Perennial learners looking for an accessible introduction to neurology
  • Anyone who wants insight into how the mind works

The Brain Bücher: The Disordered Mind von Eric R. Kandel

The Disordered Mind

Eric R. Kandel
What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves
4.5 (275 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Disordered Mind?

The Disordered Mind (2018) explores what disorders and diseases of the brain can tell us about the inner workings of our minds. Acclaimed neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel draws on a lifetime of research to explain what depression, schizophrenia, addiction, and more reveal about how our brains affect our thoughts, feelings, and behavior – and explains how new scientific methods could help solve the big puzzle of consciousness.

Wer The Disordered Mind lesen sollte

  • Armchair philosophers, hobby psychologists, and aspiring neuroscientists
  • People affected by Alzheimer’s, depression, schizophrenia, or other neurological disorders
  • Anyone puzzled by the mystery of consciousness

The Brain Bücher: The Molecule of More von Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long

The Molecule of More

Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long
How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity – and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race
4.7 (411 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Molecule of More?

The Molecule of More (2020) reveals how one brain chemical kindles our desires, fuels our creativity, and makes us fall in love. Using the latest insights from psychology, neuroscience, and social studies to investigate the role of this powerful brain chemical in our thoughts and behavior, it explains what science can teach us about drug addiction, mental illness, and political disagreements.

Wer The Molecule of More lesen sollte

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the mysteries of the human brain
  • Mind-wanderers, achievement addicts, and other restless souls 
  • Anyone looking for neurochemical balance in their lives

The Brain Bücher: The Runaway Species von Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman

The Runaway Species

Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman
How Human Creativity Remakes the World
4.4 (56 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Runaway Species?

The Runaway Species (2017) is a gripping account of human creativity. Examining the principles that underlie our inventiveness, as well as real-world examples of creative breakthroughs, it offers a novel account of the abilities that make our species unique.

Wer The Runaway Species lesen sollte

  • Artistic types wondering how creativity works
  • Entrepreneurs trying to develop the next big thing
  • Anyone who wants to become a bit more inventive

The Brain Bücher: Black-and-White Thinking von Kevin Dutton

Black-and-White Thinking

Kevin Dutton
The Burden of a Binary Brain in a Complex World
4.4 (292 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Black-and-White Thinking?

Black and White Thinking (2020) examines the human brain’s irresistible impulse to sort things into binary categories: black and white, good and evil, right and wrong. The instinct to categorize is strong –⁠ and we have evolution to thank for it. But while categorization helped us survive in ancient times – when every trip into the forest was life or death – it’s become an obstacle in the modern world. Today, life’s rarely black-and-white, but often shades of gray.

Wer Black-and-White Thinking lesen sollte

  • Anyone fascinated by the human brain
  • People who love to pick apart the intricacies of language
  • Those who want to think more clearly in their daily lives

The Brain Bücher: Anxious von Joseph Ledoux


Joseph Ledoux
Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety
4.3 (250 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Anxious?

Anxious (2015) is an in-depth study of anxiety disorders. It explores how anxiety is diagnosed and examines how our in-built survival mechanisms can sabotage us by making us perceive danger where none exists. Most importantly, it provides an overview of the most innovative treatment options available – from reprogramming our memories to practicing meditation.

Wer Anxious lesen sollte

  • Anyone living with anxiety who wants to understand more about it 
  • Teachers and caregivers who want to support the young people in their care
  • Psychology buffs who want to better understand this pervasive disorder

The Brain Bücher: The Psychology of Intelligence von Jean Piaget

The Psychology of Intelligence

Jean Piaget
4.4 (117 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Psychology of Intelligence?

The Psychology of Intelligence (1947) outlines the pioneering psychologist Jean Piaget’s theory of intelligence and cognitive development between birth and adolescence. Originally delivered as a series of lectures in Paris, Piaget’s text provides a key to his highly influential research agenda and, by extension, to one of the twentieth century’s most important bodies of work on children’s psychology.

Wer The Psychology of Intelligence lesen sollte

  • Parents fascinated by how their kids’ minds work
  • Teachers and educators 
  • Theorists and thinkers

The Brain Bücher: Head Strong von Dave Asprey

Head Strong

Dave Asprey
The Bulletproof Plan to Boost Brainpower, Increase Focus, and Maximize Performance – in Just Two Weeks
4.3 (150 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Head Strong?

What’s it about?

Head Strong (2017) is a cutting-edge guide to strengthening and fine-tuning your cognitive powers. From what toxic foods to avoid to the importance of healthy lighting, it leaves no stone unturned in its advice on reaching optimal mental performance.

Wer Head Strong lesen sollte

Who’s it for?

  • High-flying businesspeople looking for an edge in the boardroom
  • Health nuts interested in optimizing their brainpower
  • Anyone who struggles with brain fog, procrastination, and lethargy

The Brain Bücher: Livewired von David Eagleman


David Eagleman
The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
4.7 (290 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Livewired?

Livewired (2020) is an exploration into how the brain is constantly reconfiguring itself. As it learns new information about the world around it, the brain changes shape. We’re always discovering more about its astonishing adaptability.

Wer Livewired lesen sollte

  • Fans of popular science 
  • Students of biology and human anatomy
  • People keen to expand their own brains

The Brain Bücher: Remember von Lisa Genova


Lisa Genova
The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting
4.5 (264 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Remember?

Remember (2021) is about our marvelous and flawed ability to create memories. It explores the different sorts of memories we create, how the brain makes them, why they often fail, and what we can do to get the best out of our astonishing and troubled capacity to remember.

Wer Remember lesen sollte

  • People curious about our brain functions
  • Anyone interested in the human capacity to remember and to forget
  • Folks concerned about what happens to memory as we get older

The Brain Bücher: Subtract von Leidy Klotz


Leidy Klotz
The Untapped Science of Less
4.1 (1.265 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Subtract?

Subtract (2021) explores subtraction as a way to make positive change. It examines the human love affair with adding and having “more” – and it explains how our brains and environments work against subtraction. 

Wer Subtract lesen sollte

  • Design professionals looking for a fresh perspective
  • Psychology buffs wanting new insights
  • Anthropology enthusiasts

The Brain Bücher: Deep Creativity von Deborah Anne Quibell, Jennifer Leigh Selig and Dennis Patrick Slattery

Deep Creativity

Deborah Anne Quibell, Jennifer Leigh Selig and Dennis Patrick Slattery
Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit
3.6 (256 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Deep Creativity?

Deep Creativity (2019) encourages you to celebrate your inner creative impulses as a means of self-expression. The three authors tell personal stories about their creative practice and offer sage advice for how to live a creatively satisfying life.

Wer Deep Creativity lesen sollte

  • Creative souls
  • Dabblers in depth psychology
  • Searchers for inner peace and fulfillment

The Brain Bücher: Stealing Fire von Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal

Stealing Fire

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
3.9 (169 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Stealing Fire?

Stealing Fire (2017) explores the controversial and exciting pursuit of altered states of consciousness. From tech entrepreneurs to BASE jumpers, meditators to festival-goers, it takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the revolutionary nonconformists trying to change the way they experience the world.

Wer Stealing Fire lesen sollte

  • Burning Man enthusiasts
  • Entrepreneurs curious about performance hacks
  • Psychology buffs interested in alternative therapies

The Brain Bücher: Move! von Caroline Williams


Caroline Williams
The New Science of Body Movement and How it Can Set Your Mind Free
4.6 (461 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Move!?

Move! (2021) is a step-by-step guide to setting your body – and mind – in motion. Drawing on recent exercise science research, it shares actionable tips for boosting creativity, improving mental health, and future-proofing your brain against the many effects of aging.

Wer Move! lesen sollte

  • Aspiring exercisers who need some motivation to get moving
  • Workout junkies looking to make the most of their fitness routines
  • Anyone guilty of saying, “I’ll hit the gym . . . tomorrow

The Brain Bücher: The XX Brain von Lisa Mosconi

The XX Brain

Lisa Mosconi
The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
4.6 (352 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The XX Brain?

The XX Brain (2020) is a practical guide to improving women’s brain health and preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Women are suffering from an Alzheimer’s epidemic, but so far the medical industry isn’t doing much about it. The XX Brain shows you how to take your health into your own hands, demand the medical treatment you deserve, and take concrete steps to help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s. 

Wer The XX Brain lesen sollte

  • Women looking to proactively protect their brains from disease
  • Women who are forgetful and would like more mental clarity
  • Health professionals wanting to improve their approach to women’s healthcare

The Brain Bücher: Fear Less von Pippa Grange

Fear Less

Pippa Grange
Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success
4.3 (355 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Fear Less?

Fear Less (2021) highlights the countless ways that fear infiltrates our lives, negatively impacting our work, relationships, and personal satisfaction. We may not even realize that we’re afraid, but identifying our underlying anxieties and insecurities is the first step to leading a more fulfilling, fearless life.

Wer Fear Less lesen sollte

  • Perfectionists who feel they’re never quite good enough
  • Private people who struggle with honesty and intimacy
  • Nervous fliers, anxious parents, commitment-phobes, and anyone else who’s afraid

The Brain Bücher: No Bad Parts von Richard C. Schwartz

No Bad Parts

Richard C. Schwartz
Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model
4.6 (365 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in No Bad Parts?

No Bad Parts (2021) argues that we’re all made up of many distinct parts, like inner voices, that add different things to our lives. By engaging these parts directly, we can heal past traumas and transform the way we relate to ourselves and the world.

Wer No Bad Parts lesen sollte

  • Deep thinkers who experience internal conflict
  • Psychology buffs interested in an original approach to the mind
  • People who feel numb and dissociated because of early traumatic experiences

The Brain Bücher: Learn Like a Pro von Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe

Learn Like a Pro

Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe
Science-based Tools to Become Better at Anything
4.4 (344 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Learn Like a Pro?

Learn Like a Pro: Science-based Tools to Become Better at Anything (2021) looks at the most powerful strategies for staying focused and learning effectively. Both coauthors draw on their past struggles with learning, and use insights from experts and research to find out what works and what doesn’t. 

Wer Learn Like a Pro lesen sollte

  • Students looking to supercharge their learning
  • Anyone who has struggled to learn something new
  • Education gurus

The Brain Bücher: The Extended Mind von Annie Murphy Paul

The Extended Mind

Annie Murphy Paul
The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
4.8 (1.003 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Extended Mind?

The Extended Mind (2021) is an exploration of the power of thinking outside the confines of your brain. It shows that the path to greater intelligence is not locked within your skull. Rather, it's a path through your body, your environment and your relationships with others. 

Wer The Extended Mind lesen sollte

  • People interested in the interaction of the body, brain and environment
  • Anyone interested in designing better spaces for creativity and teamwork
  • Anyone who’d like to optimize their working and learning relationships

The Brain Bücher: Your Brain Is Always Listening von Daniel G. Amen

Your Brain Is Always Listening

Daniel G. Amen
Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-Ups
4.2 (243 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Your Brain Is Always Listening?

Your Brain Is Always Listening (2021) is a self-help guide for readers looking to lead happier, healthier lives. Drawing on Dr. Daniel Amen’s extensive experience as a psychiatrist, it shares science-backed tips for slaying the fire-breathing dragons that dwell inside your brain and spark destructive behaviors. 

Wer Your Brain Is Always Listening lesen sollte

  • Anyone struggling with mental health – or supporting someone who is 
  • People who want to understand how their brain impacts behavior
  • Those seeking new tools to add to their self-care routine

The Brain Bücher: The Emperor's New Mind von Roger Penrose

The Emperor's New Mind

Roger Penrose
Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics
4.6 (224 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Emperor's New Mind?

The Emperor’s New Mind (1989) is a timeless argument against the computability of the human mind. Taking you on a fascinating journey through math, computer science, philosophy, and physics, famous mathematician Roger Penrose explains what makes the human mind so special – and what quantum mechanics has to do with consciousness.

Wer The Emperor's New Mind lesen sollte

  • Math freaks and science geeks 
  • Hobby psychologists and armchair philosophers
  • Anyone concerned about a robot uprising

The Brain Bücher: What Happened to You? von Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey

What Happened to You?

Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
4.4 (657 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What Happened to You??

What Happened to You? (2021) is an in-depth exploration of trauma and how it affects the brain. Long before we can make rational sense of traumatic experiences, they become etched into our neural circuits. They influence how we respond to stress, form relationships, and make meaning. Unfortunately, trauma is often misunderstood. By understanding trauma as both a brain issue and a societal issue, we can start to support trauma survivors with the tools they need to heal. 

Wer What Happened to You? lesen sollte

  • Survivors of trauma 
  • Teachers, caregivers, and medical practitioners
  • Psychology buffs interested in trauma’s effects on the brain

The Brain Bücher: The No-Nonsense Meditation Book von Steven Laureys

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book

Steven Laureys
A Scientist’s Guide to the Power of Meditation
4.7 (526 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The No-Nonsense Meditation Book?

The No-Nonsense Meditation Book (2021) explores the science behind meditation. As the latest neuroscience research shows, you don’t have to be a monk in search of nirvana to reap the benefits of meditation. In fact, it’s a great solution to many distinctly modern problems like stress and chronic anxiety.

Wer The No-Nonsense Meditation Book lesen sollte

  • Natural worriers
  • Would-be meditators
  • Scientists

The Brain Bücher: This Is Your Mind on Plants von Michael Pollan

This Is Your Mind on Plants

Michael Pollan
4.3 (294 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in This Is Your Mind on Plants?

This Is Your Mind on Plants (2021) is a vivid, intricate probe into the history, chemistry, and effects of three plant-derived drugs: opium, caffeine, and mescaline. These substances – a sedative, a stimulant, and a hallucinogen – represent a large part of the human experience with drugs. It’s time to shed new light on how they’ve shaped our histories, cultures, and minds.

Wer This Is Your Mind on Plants lesen sollte

  • Psychonauts and introspective thinkers
  • Botanists, plant lovers, and science geeks
  • Anyone interested in the history of the US war on drugs and its effects

The Brain Bücher: Unwinding Anxiety von Judson Brewer

Unwinding Anxiety

Judson Brewer
New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
4.7 (1.430 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Unwinding Anxiety?

Unwinding Anxiety (2021) breaks down the brain science behind the bad habits that keep us stuck. Have you ever tried to reason yourself out of binge eating, or procrastinating? Then you’ll know that it just doesn’t work. That’s because addiction and obsessive thought patterns are controlled by our instinctive survival brains, not our rational brains. Learning how to retrain our brains using mindfulness techniques will allow us to free ourselves from chronic worry, anxiety, and other obsessive habits. 

Wer Unwinding Anxiety lesen sollte

  • Chronic worriers who want a way to calm their racing thoughts 
  • People who want to interrupt addictive behaviors
  • Health professionals looking for new tools to curb the anxiety epidemic

The Brain Bücher: Rationality von Steven Pinker


Steven Pinker
What It Is, Why It's Scarce, and How to Get More
4.2 (399 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Rationality?

Rationality (2021) explores the faculty that sets us apart from other species: reason. The ability to think rationally drives individual and social progress. It allows us to attain our goals and create a fairer world. But rationality isn’t just something we do as individuals – it also sustains our best institutions.

Wer Rationality lesen sollte

  • Would-be rationalists
  • Philosophical thinkers
  • Anyone who loves big ideas

The Brain Bücher: How to Think More Effectively von The School of Life

How to Think More Effectively

The School of Life
A guide to greater productivity, insight and creativity
4.4 (951 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Think More Effectively?

How to Think More Effectively (2020) is a simple guide to improving the way you think. Drawing lessons from sources as diverse as the feeling of envy and the prose of Proust, it lays out the characteristics of effective thoughts – and shows how you can start cultivating them.

Wer How to Think More Effectively lesen sollte

  • Reflective types who want to up their cognitive game
  • Creatives trying to release their inner potential
  • Anyone who’d like to feel a little bit smarter

The Brain Bücher: Biohack Your Brain von Kristen Willeumier

Biohack Your Brain

Kristen Willeumier
How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance and Power
4.6 (1.037 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Biohack Your Brain?

Biohack Your Brain (2020) is a guide to caring for your most essential organ – the brain. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific research, it’s packed with actionable advice on everything from optimizing your diet for brain health to stimulating your gray cells and beating stress. Along the way, it sheds light on how you can start protecting yourself against cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Wer Biohack Your Brain lesen sollte

  • Thinkers and tinkerers
  • The stressed and anxious 
  • Self-improvers

The Brain Bücher: Frames of Mind von Howard Gardner

Frames of Mind

Howard Gardner
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
4.5 (370 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Frames of Mind?

Frames of Mind (1983) is a landmark text that first proposed the psychological theory of multiple intelligences. Upending the long-held conception that intelligence is just one general, monolithic trait, it argues instead that there are several intelligences that everyone possesses in different quantities. By studying them, educators and policymakers can reshape the educational system to benefit a much greater number of students than the current programs do.

Wer Frames of Mind lesen sollte

  • Psychology fans interested in one of the field’s significant texts
  • Educators, teachers, and tutors who want to better understand their students
  • Anyone fascinated by the human mind

The Brain Bücher: The Sweet Spot  von Paul Bloom

The Sweet Spot

Paul Bloom
The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search For Meaning
4.5 (738 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Sweet Spot ?

The Sweet Spot (2021) is a refreshing antidote to all the books we read about being positive at all costs. It argues that negative experiences like pain, suffering, and discomfort are not something to be shied away from. In fact, they can add value to our lives. Instead of trying to avoid discomfort, we need to find the right discomfort. That is, the kind of challenge that makes our lives meaningful. 

Wer The Sweet Spot lesen sollte

  • Self-help fans who are tired of all the toxic positivity
  • Psychology lovers looking for an original perspective on how pain and suffering affect our lives
  • Reflective seekers looking to understand what will give their lives a sense of purpose

The Brain Bücher: Lateral Thinking von Edward de Bono

Lateral Thinking

Edward de Bono
Creativity Step by Step
4.3 (375 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Lateral Thinking?

Lateral Thinking (1970) explains the important differences between vertical and lateral thinking. It offers techniques on how to strengthen your ability to think creatively – and spark important changes and innovations along the way. It also provides lessons that teachers can use to help young students develop a talent for lateral thinking.

Wer Lateral Thinking lesen sollte

  • People who want to improve at thinking outside the box
  • Teachers looking for lessons to inspire creative thinking
  • Executives eager for more productive brainstorming sessions

The Brain Bücher: Brain Food von Lisa Mosconi

Brain Food

Lisa Mosconi
How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind
4.6 (631 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Brain Food?

Brain Food (2018) highlights the role nutrition plays in your brain’s health. It explores the incredible brain-gut connection and reveals exactly what to eat and drink to maximize your cognitive power and prevent stress, dementia, and memory loss.

Wer Brain Food lesen sollte

  • People who want to transform sluggish minds into sharpshooters
  • Health nuts seeking simple hacks to achieve long-term well-being
  • Those who feel their brains could use a little TLC

The Brain Bücher: The Expectation Effect von David Robson

The Expectation Effect

David Robson
How Your Mindset Can Change Your World
4.6 (986 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Expectation Effect?

The Expectation Effect (2022) explores the connection between our minds, our bodies, and our outcomes. It explores how our expectations can form our realities, and reveals the extent to which self-fulfilling prophecies shape our lives.

Wer The Expectation Effect lesen sollte

  • Anyone struggling with a negative mindset
  • Psychology buffs looking for a fresh perspective
  • Health and wellness fans wanting new insights

The Brain Bücher: The Human Instinct von Kenneth R. Miller

The Human Instinct

Kenneth R. Miller
How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will
4.0 (233 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Human Instinct?

The Human Instinct (2018) is a celebration of humanity’s development of reason, consciousness, and free will through the process of evolution. It shows that our remarkable capacities are all the more unique for having arising from natural origins.

Wer The Human Instinct lesen sollte

  • Theologians, philosophers, scientists, and anyone else interested in the condition of our peculiar species
  • Anyone curious about evolution and what it means for humanity
  • Humans who enjoy contemplating our place in creation

The Brain Bücher: Know Thyself von Stephen M. Fleming

Know Thyself

Stephen M. Fleming
The Science of Self-Awareness
4.4 (358 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Know Thyself?

In Know Thyself (2021) cognitive neuroscientist Stephen M. Fleming lays out the basic principles of metacognition – the way we think about what we think. This revealing book shows by understanding of our metacognitive processes, we can turn them to our advantage, to make accurate, informed judgments.

Wer Know Thyself lesen sollte

  • Psychology buffs 
  • People grappling with difficult decisions
  • Anyone who wants to know more about why they think what they think

The Brain Bücher: Smarter Tomorrow von Elizabeth R. Ricker

Smarter Tomorrow

Elizabeth R. Ricker
How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done
4.1 (741 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Smarter Tomorrow?

Smarter Tomorrow (2021) shows you how to upgrade your brain using a technique called neurohacking. You’ll learn how to improve your memory, creativity, emotional regulation, and what’s known as “executive functioning” through self-testing and experimentation – all backed up with insights from neuroscience.

Wer Smarter Tomorrow lesen sollte

  • Thinkers looking to improve their cognitive skills
  • Budding neuroscientists and brain nerds
  • Anyone looking to keep up with modern science

The Brain Bücher: The Neuroscience of You von Chantel Prat

The Neuroscience of You

Chantel Prat
How Every Brain Is Different and How to Understand Yours
4.6 (701 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Neuroscience of You?

The Neuroscience of You (2022) is an accessible primer to the human brain that explores how our individual quirks arise. Packed with practical tests and cutting-edge insights into why you think differently from others, it invites you to take a closer look at your brain and discover what makes it unique– and how to understand others and their quirks better. 

Wer The Neuroscience of You lesen sollte

  • Fans of neuroscience
  • Those eager to learn about the specifics of brain functions
  • Anyone curious about where individuality comes from

The Brain Bücher: Million Dollar Habits von Brian Tracy

Million Dollar Habits

Brian Tracy
Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income
4.4 (1.158 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Million Dollar Habits?

Million Dollar Habits (2017) is the manual to your brain and your life that you never got in school. It explains the “secrets” of success and what you need to do to unlock your full potential.

Wer Million Dollar Habits lesen sollte

  • Millionaire wannabes
  • Couch potatoes looking to get fit and healthy 
  • People who want to develop great relationships

The Brain Bücher: The Female Brain von Louann Brizendine

The Female Brain

Louann Brizendine
4.5 (327 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Female Brain?

The Female Brain (2006) is a classic of popular neuroscience which argues that hormone-driven neural development shapes many of women’s drives and behaviors. Just a few hormones chart a course through the cycle of changes that mark life with a female brain.

Wer The Female Brain lesen sollte

  • Anyone with a female brain wondering how it all works
  • Biology buffs curious about the intersections of nature and behavior
  • Those who interact with female brains looking for insight

The Brain Bücher: Being You von Anil Seth

Being You

Anil Seth
A New Science of Consciousness
4.2 (468 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Being You?

Being You (2021) offers a new theory of consciousness. What does it mean to be you? Why do your experiences of the world, your selfhood, and your body feel the way they do? Combining neuroscience, philosophy, and a pinch of speculation, these blinks argue that consciousness is not as mysterious as it seems – it is deeply entwined with our living, breathing bodies.

Wer Being You lesen sollte

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the mystery of consciousness
  • The philosophically inclined
  • Fans and critics of Artificial Intelligence

The Brain Bücher: Dopamine Nation von Anna Lembke

Dopamine Nation

Anna Lembke
Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
4.5 (542 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Dopamine Nation?

Dopamine Nation (2021) explores the connection between pleasure and pain. Our modern world is filled with more dopamine-inducing stimuli than ever – including everything from drugs and sex to smartphones and shopping. Citing years of clinical experience and patients’ stories, this book helps to understand addiction and explains how to achieve a healthy balance in our lives. 

Wer Dopamine Nation lesen sollte

  • People struggling to break bad habits
  • Family members of loved ones struggling with addiction
  • Anyone who can’t seem to put down their phone

The Brain Bücher: Imaginable von Jane McGonigal


Jane McGonigal
How to See the Future Coming and Feel Ready for Anything – Even Things That Seem Impossible Today
4.5 (404 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Imaginable?

Imaginable (2022) lays out a simple but powerful premise: you have more control over the future than you may think. Through psychology-backed games, it explores how to train your imagination in order to transform your outlook on life and, ultimately, change the world. Its big-picture thinking and actionable exercises will help you prepare for – and get excited about – what’s to come.

Wer Imaginable lesen sollte

  • People stuck in a spiral of doomsday thinking
  • Action-oriented folks seeking an antidote to the world’s afflictions
  • Anyone who thinks the future is just something that happens

The Brain Bücher: The Awakened Brain von Lisa Miller

The Awakened Brain

Lisa Miller
The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life
4.5 (525 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Awakened Brain?

The Awakened Brain (2021) reveals the science of spirituality. Drawing on Dr. Lisa Miller’s decades of research and her own personal journey, it locates an innate capacity for spirituality in human biology. When engaged, this spiritual awareness can protect against depression, support health, and reveal the deep interconnection between all life.

Wer The Awakened Brain lesen sollte

  • Seekers of science and spirituality
  • People coping with depression or anxiety
  • Anyone contemplating life’s big questions

The Brain Bücher: Building a Second Brain von Tiago Forte

Building a Second Brain

Tiago Forte
A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
4.5 (887 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Building a Second Brain?

Building a Second Brain by productivity expert Tiago Forte offers simple, effective, and workable solutions to one of the biggest challenges we face today: information overload. Using four key organizational principles, Forte shows how you can leverage digital tools to create a knowledge storage system as intuitive and efficient as a second brain. 

Wer Building a Second Brain lesen sollte

  • Knowledge workers whose professional success hinges on information management;
  • Students struggling to synthesize vast amounts of new information;
  • Anyone who wants to boost their calm, creativity, and productivity.

The Brain Bücher: Emotional von Leonard Mlodinow


Leonard Mlodinow
How Feelings Shape Our Thinking
4.4 (232 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Emotional?

Emotional (2022) explores a long-misunderstood part of the human psyche: emotions. It shows how neuroscience is shedding light on the role and importance of our emotions – and gives tips on how to control our emotions to lead better lives. 

Wer Emotional lesen sollte

  • Businesspeople who want to be more successful and effective in their roles
  • Individuals dealing with difficult-to-control emotions 
  • People struggling with motivation who want to form beneficial habits

The Brain Bücher: Evolve Your Brain von Joe Dispenza

Evolve Your Brain

Joe Dispenza
The Science of Changing Your Mind
4.7 (517 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Evolve Your Brain?

Evolve Your Brain (2007) dives deep into the human brain and its structures. It demonstrates the power of neuroplasticity to change thinking, behavior, and biology.

Wer Evolve Your Brain lesen sollte

  • Curious minds who are, well, curious about their minds
  • Self-help fans seeking brain-based advice on achieving their goals
  • Anyone with a brain wondering why it didn’t come with an owner’s manual

The Brain Bücher: The Male Brain von Louann Brizendine

The Male Brain

Louann Brizendine
A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think
4.5 (380 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Male Brain?

The Male Brain (2010) is a neuroscientist’s account of the interplay between hormones and brain development that shapes the formation and growth of male brains and behavior. Based on decades of research, it argues that the roots of many masculine stereotypes can be seen in neurobiology, and that hormones shape the male brain and outlook for a lifetime.

Wer The Male Brain lesen sollte

  • Anyone with a male brain wondering about how it works
  • Minds curious about biology’s effect on culture
  • Those who interact with male brains looking for insights

The Brain Bücher: Future Tense von Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

Future Tense

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad)
4.5 (405 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Future Tense?

Future Tense (2022) puts to rest a huge and socially pervasive myth about anxiety: that it’s bad and should be avoided at all costs. Today, anxiety is considered an illness – something that should be treated with medicine or coped with in some other way. But that isn’t the case. Ultimately, anxiety is simply information, and it’s incredibly important for our survival. It’s up to us to make the best use of it.

Wer Future Tense lesen sollte

  • Anyone intimately familiar with anxiety
  • Parents worried about their children’s emotional lives
  • Psychology fans

The Brain Bücher: How Minds Change von David McRaney

How Minds Change

David McRaney
The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion
4.6 (483 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How Minds Change?

How Minds Change (2022) is a deep dive into why we believe, why we keep believing, and why, sometimes, we stop believing. More than that, it’s a guide to changing minds –⁠ not through manipulation or coercion, but through empathy and open-mindedness.

Wer How Minds Change lesen sollte

  • Psychology and neuroscience geeks
  • Friends and family members of conspiracy theorists or dogmatic political activists
  • Anyone who knows a person whose mind they’d like to change

The Brain Bücher: Peak Mind von Amishi Jha

Peak Mind

Amishi Jha
Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, 12 Minutes a Day
4.6 (674 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Peak Mind?

Peak Mind (2021) provides a cutting-edge overview of the science of attention – looking at the various ways your mind focuses and pays attention, as well as the factors that cause our mental vigilance to lapse and weaken over time. What’s more, it lays out a simple, easy-to-follow regimen to keep your mind in tip-top shape – even as you deal with the ups and downs of life.

Wer Peak Mind lesen sollte

  • Science enthusiasts interested in the frontiers of neuroscience
  • Distractible procrastinators trying to find their focus
  • Mindfulness skeptics interested in the science underpinning the practice

The Brain Bücher: ADHD 2.0 von Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey

ADHD 2.0

Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction – from Childhood through Adulthood
4.7 (927 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in ADHD 2.0?

ADHD 2.0 (2021) provides updated science and guidance on living a successful and happy life with attention deficiency hyperactivity disorder – ADHD. It offers insights into how people with ADHD can tap into their strengths and unleash their full potential.

Wer ADHD 2.0 lesen sollte

  • People with ADHD who want to reach their full potential
  • Teachers and parents supporting children with ADHD
  • Managers and leaders who value an inclusive work environment

The Brain Bücher: Your Brain on Porn von Gary Wilson

Your Brain on Porn

Gary Wilson
Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
4.3 (224 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Your Brain on Porn?

Your Brain on Porn (2014) examines the explosion of internet pornography addiction. In the age of high-speed internet, porn is more widespread than ever. And although excessive porn consumption can negatively affect mental health and sexual function, the damage can be reversed. 

Wer Your Brain on Porn lesen sollte

  • Anyone who thinks they might be suffering from porn addiction
  • Students of psychology or medicine
  • Internet connoisseurs seeking to understand the effects of excessive porn consumption

The Brain Bücher: Wired for Love von Stephanie Cacioppo

Wired for Love

Stephanie Cacioppo
A Neuroscientist's Journey Through Romance, Loss, and the Essence of Human Connection
4.6 (532 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Wired for Love?

Wired for Love (2022) combines fascinating neuroscientific research with a captivating personal story to reveal some of the secrets behind that great human mystery: love. Love is often thought of as a topic best left to poets and musicians –⁠ but it can and should be studied as a legitimate scientific question. In a world that is constantly throwing up new challenges to romance, from online dating to global pandemics, an understanding of and respect for love is more important than ever before.

Wer Wired for Love lesen sollte

  • Hopeless romantics
  • Neuroscience and psychology fanatics
  • Anyone who is, has been, or wants to be in love

The Brain Bücher: Scattered Minds von Gabor Maté

Scattered Minds

Gabor Maté
The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder
4.4 (419 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Scattered Minds?

Scattered Minds (1999) takes aim at a well-established myth: that attention deficit disorder, or ADD for short, is an inherited illness. It doesn’t deny the biological foundations of the disorder – genes also play a role. But it urges us to widen our perspective and pay closer attention to psychological and social factors that may be contributing to the symptoms. ADD often develops within specific familial and societal contexts. Recognizing this isn’t just about correcting the scientific record – it offers a key to effective treatment.

Wer Scattered Minds lesen sollte

  • Science aficionados
  • People who have attention deficit disorder
  • Anyone interested in the connection between society and psychology

The Brain Bücher: Flipnosis von Kevin Dutton


Kevin Dutton
The Art of Split-Second Persuasion
4.3 (108 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Flipnosis?

Flipnosis (2010) looks at the role of persuasion in our lives, and the social and biological underpinnings that allow some people to quickly and successfully encourage and convince those around them. By examining the science and looking at real-world master persuaders – from magicians and advertisers to criminals and psychopaths – you too can tap into the art of persuasion.

Wer Flipnosis lesen sollte

  • Would-be social engineers, looking for a few tricks to improve their influence
  • Free-thinkers who want to make sure that their choices are, in fact, their own
  • Anyone who has been sold something they didn’t want, and were left wondering: What just happened?

The Brain Bücher: DIRTY LAUNDRY von Richard Pink & Roxanne Emery


Richard Pink & Roxanne Emery
Why adults with ADHD are so ashamed and what we can do to help
4.4 (89 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in DIRTY LAUNDRY?

Dirty Laundry (2023) is an honest and humorous glimpse into the daily chaos that is life with ADHD. Whether you’re diagnosed, undiagnosed, or just trying to better understand a loved one, these real-life stories and practical advice can help you learn from and live with the struggles of this chronic disorder.

Wer DIRTY LAUNDRY lesen sollte

  • Those living with ADHD who want their struggle to be seen.
  • Members of neurodivergent households looking for ways to best help the people they care about.
  • Anyone who needs to take the shame, judgment, or frustration out of living with ADHD.

The Brain Bücher: Exactly What to Say von Phil M Jones

Exactly What to Say

Phil M Jones
Your Personal Guide to the Mastery of Magic Words
4.7 (1.081 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Exactly What to Say?

Exactly What to Say (2017) is designed to provide you with the key phrases and words to make your conversations count and bring you success. It contains magic words. Words that are heard and interpreted by the subconscious mind. Words which will help you get the results you want.

Wer Exactly What to Say lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in how words can influence others at a subconscious level
  • Success-driven individuals who want to up their game
  • Entrepreneurs who want to get their prospects to say yes more often

The Brain Bücher: You Can Fix Your Brain von Dr. Tom O'Bryan

You Can Fix Your Brain

Dr. Tom O'Bryan
Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had
4.1 (654 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in You Can Fix Your Brain?

You Can Fix Your Brain (2018) is a step-by-step guide to improving cognitive function and overall brain health. Through dietary choices, environmental adjustments, and other health practices, you can reduce brain fog, enhance your memory, and increase your mental clarity.

Wer You Can Fix Your Brain lesen sollte

  • People who are experiencing brain fog or are having trouble concentrating
  • Those who wish to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Anyone who wants to feel sharper and improve their mental function

The Brain Bücher: Rewire Your Anxious Brain von Catherine M. Pittman & Elizabeth M. Karle

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Catherine M. Pittman & Elizabeth M. Karle
How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
4.7 (558 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Rewire Your Anxious Brain?

Rewire Your Anxious Brain (2015) is a powerful guide to overcoming anxiety. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, it explains how two separate regions of the brain are responsible for producing anxiety – and how each requires different strategies and approaches.

Wer Rewire Your Anxious Brain lesen sollte

  • Anxiety sufferers
  • Therapists looking for new strategies
  • Brain science enthusiasts

The Brain Bücher: The Mind-Gut Connection von Emeran Mayer

The Mind-Gut Connection

Emeran Mayer
How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health
4.5 (544 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Mind-Gut Connection?

The Mind-Gut Connection (2016) explores the complex relationship between the gut and brain, highlighting the crucial role this connection plays in both physical and mental health. The book delves into key insights, such as the brain-gut axis, the impact of stress on gut health, and the connection between food and mental well-being, emphasizing the need for holistic care to improve overall health.

Wer The Mind-Gut Connection lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in dietary lifestyles
  • People struggling with emotional and mental health issues
  • Those curious about how the body works

The Brain Bücher: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself von Joe Dispenza

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza
How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
4.6 (1.281 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself?

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (2012) shows you how to tap into your mind's unlimited potential and transform your life from the inside out. Get ready to break free from limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and become the master of your destiny.

Wer Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself lesen sollte

  • Aspiring mind benders
  • Change seekers
  • Wellness warriors

The Brain Bücher: Stop Self-Sabotage von Dr. Judy Ho, PhD

Stop Self-Sabotage

Dr. Judy Ho, PhD
Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower, and Get Out of Your Own Way
4.0 (364 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Stop Self-Sabotage?

Stop Self-Sabotage (2019) outlines a six-step guide to identifying and overcoming behaviors that counteract people’s ability to reach goals of all kinds. The clinically proven process includes exercises, practical advice, and real-life examples of how people have used the method to change their lives.

Wer Stop Self-Sabotage lesen sollte

  • Procrastinators
  • Anyone who struggles with motivation or willpower to achieve their goals
  • People looking to make positive changes quickly and efficiently

The Brain Bücher: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life von Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Dr. Daniel G. Amen
The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
4.0 (414 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Change Your Brain, Change Your Life?

Unlock your brain's full potential with cutting-edge techniques and personalized brain health approaches detailed in this revised and updated version of the original Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (1999) by Dr. Daniel G. Amen.

Wer Change Your Brain, Change Your Life lesen sollte

  • All brain owners
  • Brainiacs seeking to enhance their mind powers
  • Health-conscious people wanting better knowledge of brain health

The Brain Bücher: Your Brain on Art von Susan Magsamen & Ivy Ross

Your Brain on Art

Susan Magsamen & Ivy Ross
How the Arts Transform Us
4.5 (307 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Your Brain on Art?

Your Brain on Art (2023) offers remarkable insights into how artistic endeavors and aesthetics – from music and dance to drawing and interior design – can rewire our brains and improve our lives.

Wer Your Brain on Art lesen sollte

  • Art and science enthusiasts
  • Anxious or stressed-out people looking for solutions
  • People curious about the benefits of art therapy

The Brain Bücher: Smarter Not Harder von Dave Asprey

Smarter Not Harder

Dave Asprey
The Biohacker's Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want
3.8 (860 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Smarter Not Harder?

Smarter Not Harder (2023) is a guide to biohacking your metabolic, neurological, and epigenetic systems. It will show you how to maximize your well-being by making your Meat Operating System, or MeatOS, do what you want it to do by doing less – by doing things smarter, not harder.

Wer Smarter Not Harder lesen sollte

  • Lazy people who want to make their laziness work for them
  • Anyone looking to improve their well-being
  • Tired people looking for more energy

The Brain Bücher: The Source von Dr. Tara Swart

The Source

Dr. Tara Swart
The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain
4.5 (58 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Source?

The Source (2019) reveals the secret to mastering your mind. It draws on cognitive science and the author’s coaching experience to provide a four-step plan to fire up your brain and get what you want from life by becoming a new, confident you.

Wer The Source lesen sollte

  • Personal Development seekers
  • Stressed individuals looking to improve their mental health and well-being
  • Entrepreneurs and business leaders

The Brain Bücher: A Thousand Brains von Jeff Hawkins

A Thousand Brains

Jeff Hawkins
A New Theory of Intelligence
4.6 (84 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Thousand Brains?

A Thousand Brains (2021) explores the fundamental nature of intelligence. It poses the theory that the brain is a collection of thousands of mini-brains, each generating and refining their own predictions. It also delves into the implications of this theory for artificial intelligence and our understanding of consciousness.

Wer A Thousand Brains lesen sollte

  • Fans of neuroscience who are interested in the latest research
  • Anyone curious about how humans think and learn
  • Those ready for an in-depth guide to one of life’s great mysteries

The Brain Bücher: How to Be Your Own Therapist von Owen O'Kane

How to Be Your Own Therapist

Owen O'Kane
Boost Your Mood and Reduce Your Anxiety in 10 Minutes a Day
4.4 (190 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How to Be Your Own Therapist?

How to Be Your Own Therapist presents highly-effective techniques from evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Funny and humane, it outlines a simple self-therapy program to free you from unhelpful habits and tendencies, as well as daily check-in sessions that can be completed in as little as ten minutes.  

Wer How to Be Your Own Therapist lesen sollte

  • People wishing to learn essential therapeutic techniques to improve their lives
  • Anyone curious about initiating a daily self-therapy practice
  • Those eager to overcome negative thought patterns and adopt healthier perspectives

The Brain Bücher: Psych von Paul Bloom


Paul Bloom
The Story of the Human Mind
3.9 (36 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Psych?

Psych (2023) offers an informed, insightful, and approachable overview of psychology, starting with its origins and earliest thought leaders to the most recent findings in modern practice. Based on the author’s popular Introduction to Psychology course developed for Yale University, it uses lively storytelling and studies to easily relate the complex science of the human mind.

Wer Psych lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in the principles of psychology
  • People seeking scientific explanations for what drives thought and behavior
  • Those eager to learn how people’s minds differ

The Brain Bücher: Positive Intelligence von Shirzad Chamine

Positive Intelligence

Shirzad Chamine
Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and how You Can Achieve Yours
4.6 (326 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Positive Intelligence?

Positive Intelligence (2012) provides a way to unlock your true potential by helping you identify and conquer common mental blocks. It also shows you how to tap into your deeper wisdom to live a more balanced, productive, and happy life. 

Wer Positive Intelligence lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to unlock their true potential 
  • People looking for a motivation boost 
  • Self-explorers who want to learn more about their mind

The Brain Bücher: Faster Than Normal von Peter Shankman

Faster Than Normal

Peter Shankman
Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain
4.4 (114 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Faster Than Normal?

Faster Than Normal (2017) explains that ADHD isn’t a disease to be diagnosed but a power to be nurtured and harnessed. If you follow certain rituals and avoid the triggers that lead to self-destructive behavior, you can utilize the full power of your brain to create an extremely productive and deeply fulfilling life.

Wer Faster Than Normal lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to supercharge their brain and their life
  • People with ADHD who want to understand ADHD better
  • Anyone who loves or works with someone with ADHD

The Brain Bücher: Rewire Your Ocd Brain von Catherine M. Pittman, William H. Youngs

Rewire Your Ocd Brain

Catherine M. Pittman, William H. Youngs
Powerful Neuroscience-Based Skills to Break Free from Obsessive Thoughts and Fears
4.6 (366 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Rewire Your Ocd Brain?

Rewire Your OCD Brain (2021) presents compelling evidence behind the origins of anxiety, and explains how this knowledge can be combined with easy-to-apply hacks to manage obsessive behavior and regain control over your life.

Wer Rewire Your Ocd Brain lesen sollte

  • People dealing with anxiety, compulsive behaviors, or panic attacks
  • Anyone trying to understand family members or friends dealing with OCD
  • Therapists helping clients to manage their obsessions

The Brain Bücher: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts von Gabor Maté

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Gabor Maté
Close Encounters with Addiction
4.6 (47 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts?

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (2008) is a heartful exploration of the complex condition known as addiction. It tells the real-life stories of addicts, who are so often denied the space to do so, alongside science-based analyses of why and how people get addicted. Importantly, it also challenges us to think of the ways, obvious or not, in which we too are addicts – and what we can do to heal ourselves.

Wer In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts lesen sollte

  • People with addiction, who know someone with addiction, or who work with addiction
  • Pop-science “junkies”
  • Social justice advocates and anyone opposed to the War on Drugs

The Brain Bücher: That Little Voice in Your Head von Mo Gawdat

That Little Voice in Your Head

Mo Gawdat
Adjust the Code That Runs Your Brain
4.5 (406 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in That Little Voice in Your Head?

That Little Voice in Your Head (2022) is a guide to understanding and optimizing your brain so you can live a happier life, using concepts from computer science and neuroscience to map the mind as an operating system. It includes many simple exercises to help you take control of your brain, thoughts, and emotions to reshape your own experience and positively affect the lives of others.

Wer That Little Voice in Your Head lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in achieving happiness
  • People who want to increase their emotional intelligence
  • Those interested in an expert computer science perspective on the human brain as AI evolves 

The Brain Bücher: The Sleep Prescription von Aric Prather

The Sleep Prescription

Aric Prather
Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest
4.3 (132 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Sleep Prescription?

The Sleep Prescription (2022) is a practical guide to getting out of your own way and changing your behaviors to set yourself up for a better night’s sleep. It features seven days of clinical psychologist and sleep expert Dr. Aric Prather’s best tools and practices for finally achieving the healthy, restorative sleep we all need to feel our best.

Wer The Sleep Prescription lesen sollte

  • Anyone who wants to improve their sleep
  • Those suffering from insomnia
  • People who want to learn about the science behind sleep

The Brain Bücher: The Worry Trick von David A. Carbonell

The Worry Trick

David A. Carbonell
How Your Brain Tricks You Into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do about It
4.3 (343 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Worry Trick?

The Worry Trick (2016) is a no-nonsense guide to dealing with worry and anxiety. Drawing from acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, it breaks down where worry comes from and offers concrete steps on how to face and ultimately overcome it.  

Wer The Worry Trick lesen sollte

  • Anyone who deals with chronic worry
  • Psychologists looking to deepen their knowledge of anxiety
  • Students of the human condition

The Brain Bücher: The Teenage Brain von Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt

The Teenage Brain

Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
4.0 (22 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Teenage Brain?

The Teenage Brain (2014) delves into the labyrinth of teenage neuroscience, offering a captivating exploration of why teens think and act the way they do. With a blend of science and real-world anecdotes, it illuminates the complexities and wonders of a brain in flux.

Wer The Teenage Brain lesen sollte

  • Concerned, proactive parents of teenagers
  • Educators seeking insight into students
  • Advocates of teenage mental health

The Brain Bücher: The Uses of Delusion von Stuart Vyse

The Uses of Delusion

Stuart Vyse
Why It's Not Always Rational to Be Rational
4.3 (46 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Uses of Delusion?

The Uses of Delusions (2022) ventures into the intriguing realm of irrational beliefs and delusions, highlighting their essential role in shaping our lives and detailing how these misconceptions surprisingly confer benefits. These beneficial delusions serve as crucial contributors to our happiness, relationships and even survival, constructing a compelling narrative about the paradoxical power of irrationality. 

Wer The Uses of Delusion lesen sollte

  • Psychology enthusiasts fascinated by the human mind’s quirks and misconceptions
  • Self-help seekers desiring to understand and improve their own mental processes
  • Skeptics and rational thinkers keen on understanding the roots of superstition and irrational behavior

The Brain Bücher: Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain von Lisa Feldman Barrett

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett
4.2 (76 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain?

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain (2020) is an engaging exploration of the human brain that debunks numerous misconceptions along the way. It explains what brains are actually for, how they develop, what makes them unique, and why they’re often one step ahead of everything you do.

Wer Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain lesen sollte

  • Neuroscience enthusiasts
  • People interested in the field of psychology
  • Anyone curious about human evolution

The Brain Bücher: What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew von Sharon Saline

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew

Sharon Saline
Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life
4.6 (27 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew?

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew (2018) provides parents with insights into the challenges and experiences of children with ADHD. It focuses on the importance of communication and collaboration between parents and children, and outlines the Five Cs that will help you help your child with ADHD. Learn the skills you need to ensure your child flourishes with the brain they have.

Wer What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew lesen sollte

  • Parents of children with ADHD
  • Teens and adults with ADHD
  • Teachers and parents

The Brain Bücher: Getting Past Your Past von Francine Shapiro

Getting Past Your Past

Francine Shapiro
Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
4.4 (205 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Getting Past Your Past?

Getting Past Your Past (2012) offers practical eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) techniques that can help you understand how personalities develop and overcome barriers. It explains why you can become trapped in unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and provides exercises to help you take charge of your life, improve your relationships, and effect real change.

Wer Getting Past Your Past lesen sollte

  • Patients with unresolved chronic pain or unexplained medical symptoms
  • Self-improvement and personal growth seekers
  • Therapists and counselors looking for new techniques to help their clients

The Brain Bücher: The Power of Neurodiversity von Thomas Armstrong

The Power of Neurodiversity

Thomas Armstrong
Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain
4.5 (31 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Power of Neurodiversity?

The Power of Neurodiversity (2011) explores how reframing neurological differences as diversity rather than disorder can empower those with atypical minds. It covers the strengths of neurodivergent thinking, finding one's niche, positive adaptations, and envisioning a more inclusive world. It invites us to celebrate the brilliance found in all human brains.

Wer The Power of Neurodiversity lesen sollte

  • Teachers of all levels
  • Parents of children with learning or cognitive differences
  • Anyone whose brain is wired a little differently

The Brain Bücher: Don't Overthink It von Anne Bogel

Don't Overthink It

Anne Bogel
Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life
4.5 (126 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Don't Overthink It?

Don't Overthink It (2020) unveils the mental entanglements that come with constant rumination, highlighting how overthinking can rob us of time and precious moments. Drawing on her own experience as an overthinker, Anne Bogel provides readers with tangible solutions to break free from the chains of repetitive, negative thought patterns. 

Wer Don't Overthink It lesen sollte

  • Individuals seeking personal growth
  • Avid readers of self-help and personal development
  • Admirers of Anne Bogel's work

The Brain Bücher: Wired for Intimacy von William M. Struthers

Wired for Intimacy

William M. Struthers
How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain
3.0 (25 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Wired for Intimacy?

Wired for Intimacy (2010) is a practical and hopeful guide for Christian men looking to find freedom from pornography. Combining science and spirituality, it reveals how pornography affects the male brain and provides hands-on solutions to redeem modern masculinity.

Wer Wired for Intimacy lesen sollte

  • Christian men struggling with porn addiction
  • Pastors, youth pastors, and church leaders who want to help their male constituents
  • Anyone concerned about porn's societal effects

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