Discovering the Brain for the Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences
. Washington, D.C., 1992. The book arose from a 1990 symposium organized by the Institute of Medicine to initiate the presidentially declared decade of the brain. Ackerman discuss the brain systems and function on a molecular level describing advances and presenting a clear overview of neuroscience to date in addition to political and improved mental health perspectives.
Mapping the Mind
. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2010. A fascinating book explaining complex roadmaps of thought and cognitive processes based on most recent brain research; elaborate illustrations and photographs.
The Human Brain Book
. London, England: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2009. Rita Carter writes with clarity and profound understanding as she describes the anatomy and functions of the brain with explicit detail. In addition, her writing is accompanied by full color illustrations, highly detailed visual explanations supporting Carter's explanations.
Chrysikou, Evangelia G.
Your Creative Brain At Work
. Scientific American Mind , Volume 23, Number 3, August/July: Scientific America, Inc., New York, New York, 2012.
Moonwalking with Einstein
. New York, New York.: The Penguin Press, 2011. Foers intrique with memory savants carries him on a colorful journey challenging himself to become a memory champion in his own right. He takes you through a query culture of savants and interpreting the science and art of remembering in ways you have never considered. Foer explores the art of memorizing and its relationship to how we think about our memory today giving a new perspective about the way we think about remembering.
. New York, New York: McGraw Hill, 2008. A biology text book, The book has proved to be a great reference for the basic biological processes and anatomical structures of the brain. Information is clearly stated and supported with many detailed and informative illustrations.
Marzano, Robert, Debra Pickering and Jane Pollock.
Classroom Instruction that Works
. Alexandria: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001. A comprehensive resource of research based teaching strategies that are proven to increase student achievement.
Comprehension Connections, Bridges to Strategic Reading
, Portsmith: Heinemann , 2007. An excellent resource for the application of metacognitive reading strategies. The Trait Mate symbols can be applied to many of these reading strategies.
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat
. A collection of stories involving patients with rare and unusual dysfunctions of the brain told through the eyes of a doctor of neuroscience as well as a man with deep compassion, relaying the fragility and resilience of the human mind and spirit with a touch of humor!
YOUR INNER FISH, A Journey into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body
. New York,: Vintage Books a Division of Random House, Inc.,2008. Shubin carries the reader through time and species in a scientific journey of discovery connecting our anatomy to species 3.5 billion years ago as he unites us with our inner fish. The extraordinary connections that link us structurally, molecularly and genetically through time and species are described in fascinating detail as Shubin evokes awe and wonder in our direct and explicit connect to the life around us, offering perspective and history of ourselves.
Sousa, David A.
How the Brain Learns, Third Edition.
Thousand Oaks California: Corwin Press, 2006. Sousa uses the latest research in neuroscience to discuss the application of these finds in terms strategies and skills that can be implemented in the classroom in order to improved teaching and student learning.
Williams, Robert, and John Stockmyer.
Unleashing the Right Side of the Brain The LARC Creativity Program, The Systematic Approach for Unlocking Creative Potential.
Lexington, MA.: The Steven Green Press, 1987. In addition to a comprehensive discussion of the left and right brain functions, Williams and Stockmyer describe an innovative look into the undeveloped, undervalued, untapped power of the brain's creative potential and a systematic approach to access creative thinking.
Willis, Judy M.D.
Researched –Based Strategies to IGNITE Student Learning, Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher.
Alexandria, V.A.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006. Willis combines experience and knowledge and as a neuroscientist with her expertize and passion for teaching offering a insightful guide to brain function and its relation to the academic implications. Willis organizes her writing in a way that can be easily understood and accessed for quick reference. The sections of "Grey Matter" included in each chapter align specific brain function on a neural and chemical level as well as detailed descriptions of anatomy involved in processing the concepts being discussed.
Wooldridge, Dean E.
Sensory Processing in the Brain an Exercise in Neuroconnective Modeling
. London: John Wiley And Sons, 1979. An excellent study of sensory processing through models of neural processes. The text includes operating and circuit characteristics of sensory processing. Each of the senses is addressed, from the simplest- smell and taste to most complex-visual, to which he devotes half the book. Wooldridge lays out his processing data from the perspective of - physical properties and the detailed actions of interconnections. Although extremely technical and detailed, Wooldridge conveys the complexity of neural processing in a way that can be understood to those who seek a deeper understanding of these processes and are willing to take is slowly.
Bloom, Floyd E.
Best of the Brain from Scientific American: Mind, Matter, and Tomorrow's Brain
. Washington: Dana Press, 2007.