Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I have received a ton of emails (okay 2) asking me what are the best introductory books on Behavioral Biology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science for lawyers and legal scholars. I recommend the following:
Matt Ridley, The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture (2004).
Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002).
Marc Hauser, Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong (2006).
Michael S. Gazzaniga, Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique (2008).
The Gazzaniga is the best general introduction to Neuroscience, and it is an easy read.