Ragan O'Malley

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A History of the Human Brain: From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR, How Our Brain Evolved

A crash course on human evolution and more specifically, the myriad influences that shaped the development of our brain. Recommended for anyone interested in understanding the pivotal moments in the evolution of our species that contributed to creating the humans we are today.

Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, a Deadly Disease

Informative and engrossing, this book is a page-turner about a deadly outbreak and a reckless compounding pharmacy. Recommended for fans of true-life medical thrillers.
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Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain

This is valuable popular science. Barrett deftly explores how the physical workings of the brain influence human nature. The essays don’t prescribe what to think about human nature; rather, they invite readers to think about the kind of human they are or aspire to be.

Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

Eagleman claims that whatever information the brain is fed, it will learn to extract what it can, and there is much to extract from this fascinating work, that is recommended for readers interested in neuroscience, technology, and the intersection of the two.

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Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear

Combining anecdotes that document her personal vulnerabilities with tales of outdoor adventure and just enough scientific research, Holland crafts an engaging and unique memoir. Fans of the self-help genre and popular science in the style of Mary Roach will enjoy this debut title.
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Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us

An entertaining romp through the world of scientific studies focusing on topics that will concern most readers. Recommended for all curious about the everyday products they consume or use.
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We Know It When We See It: What the Neurobiology of Vision Tells Us About How We Think

Recommended only for those with a strong science background or the patience to unpack the richly detailed scientific explanations. For those readers, Masland provides a well-researched exploration of a fascinating question.
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Physical Intelligence: The Science of How the Body and the Mind Guide Each Other Through Life

Grafton's compelling exploration of the relationship between the body and the mind is recommended for anyone interested in the workings of the brain.

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Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond

After reading Denworth’s treatise on friendship, you may want to immediately call your best friend, or make a new one. Recommended for fans of human biology and nonfiction browsers.
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