Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Books on Behavioral Biology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science

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.


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