I would like my first blog to be dedicated to reading. There is so much one can learn from people who know more than them, particularly through books. In the next few months, I will tackle the following books and write commentary about them:
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sachs
I have heard this book is more a classic, enjoyed by scientists and readers alike. It talks about Sachs patients and his experiences hearing and treating them. It is not the most content-heavy book yet seems interesting regardless.
Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
This book was introduced to me by my older college-aged sister who raved about it. It is more psychology focused then Neuroscience but seems amazing! The prospect of happiness has always fascinated me, what does it mean to be happy?
Synaptic Self by Joseph E. LeDoux
Emotions and memories. Important concepts. This book primarily focuses on these two ideas by looking at synapses. Synapses are responsible for personality development and are the basis of mental illness and drug addiction. This book seems particular thought-provoking, how do we become who we are?
Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow by Daniel Kahneman
We all have cognitive biases. This book talks about exactly that and goes as far to make the claim that we place too much confidence in human judgment. Wow! That is one claim. I am curious to hear more about this belief and about the decisions we make within seconds and the decisions we within days, months, or even years.
There are SO many books out there at would love to read. I will start with these four and see where they take me. If you any book recommendations for the future, comment below. If you have read any of the books above, comment if you enjoyed them down below as well.