What are the best books about cognitive scienve?

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    #1The End of Certainty

    The End of Certainty

    Ilya Prigogine's The End of Certainty is a psychological-philosophical book about the concept of time, it's nature and how people came to understand it. The book was published on August 17th, 1997 by Free Press.

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    Raymond Willis
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This book has received quite a number of positive reviews. Of the few complaints, there are, the book is apparently a hard read."
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    #2Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Daniel Kahneman's international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, is a book that aims to explain the two systems that drive us to thinks. This book that has garnered, multiple other awards, was published on October 25th, 2011 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.



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    Joan Barrett
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Thinking, Fast and Slow is a great option if you are looking for a good cognitive science book. This piece is very informative and interesting to the last page. "
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    #3Creating Born Criminals

    Creating Born Criminals

    Creating Born Criminals is a non-fiction book written by Nicole Rafter. It was first published in 1997 and reprinted in 1998 by University of Illinois Press 025206741X.

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    Kenneth Ray
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book covers an interesting topic, and was an important work in 1998. It's an important historical look at how we dealt with the mentally challenged, and what rights they should have. "
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    #4Consciousness Explained

    Consciousness Explained

    Daniel C. Dennett's Consciousness Explained is a national bestseller and one of the New York Times Book Review's ten best books of 1991. The psychology book was published on February 7th, 2017 by Little, Brown and Company.

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    Betty Hanson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This one is a really interesting book I came across a month ago. It's a nice book, full of interesting questions, but not too many well funded answers. As a cognitive science divulgation book is decent. If you are into the discipline, you probably won't find it useful at all. "
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    #5How to Analyze People

    How to Analyze People

    How to Analyze People: The Ultimate Guide to Human Psychology written by A.C. Drexel features guides on reading and analyzing people's personalities through their behaviors and body language.

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    Teresa Carlson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "How to Analyze People is a great book pertaining to cognitive science. This is a great guide that goes through peoples personality traits along with their behaviors and body language. I love this read and would definitely recommend it, especially if someone is feeling a little lost."
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    #6The Psychopath Whisperer

    The Psychopath Whisperer
    The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience is a psychological book written by Dr. Kent Kiehl. This research book is about how a psychopath's mind works. 
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    Russell Jackson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Less than 1 percent of the population meet the criteria for psychopathy and your probably part of that percent if you don't give this book a try. Wow, I was blown away by this book. There is nothing more interesting than true fiction, aka real life, and as the book delves into real stories from serial killers to people just displaying the early onset of psychopathy it takes devilish turns here and there spinning you like a top until you question your own sanity. I highly recommend this book if your interested in learning about how the mind of a psychopath works or if your just trying to take a look within."
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    #7Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a book by Malcolm Gladwell containing experts' views on how people think when they are making decisions and how it affects their everyday lives.

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    Arjun Kapoor
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Very interesting book by Malcolm Gladwell as he delves into the minds of people and what goes through their mind when making decisions. This one makes you stop and think about things a little bit as you go on with your everyday life."
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    #8Puzzling People

    Puzzling People

    Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath is a scientific research book about psychopaths. The book is written by Thomas Sheridan published in 2011 by Velluminous Press. 

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    Pamela Bell
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath by Thomas Sheridan is a book written about psychopaths. It includes a lot of research based on psychopaths we have all encountered in our lives. It's a great read!"
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    #9The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat
    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales is Oliver Sacks. This book is a collection of psychological encounters with patients. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 1998 by Touchstone.
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    May Liang
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I'm not sure this is the best book to learn about cognitive science. Cognitive science sounds like a serious thing and this book does not. I have not read or ever heard of this book but I don't think its the best solution."
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    #10Metaphors We Live By

    Metaphors We Live By
    George Lakoff's now-classic Metaphors to Live By is a book that aims to explain our understanding of metaphor and other aspects of the perception of language. The book was published in 2003 by University Of Chicago Press.
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    Omar Granados
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Excellent book choice if you are interested in learning further about cognitive science. Goes into great detail about perception of language. "
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    #11Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy

    Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy
    Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy is written by Irvin D. Yalom which features the psychiatrist's encounter with his patients. With over 300 pages, this book is published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics in 2000.
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    Eugene Olson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Psychotherapy is an interesting subject in an academic sense. I wouldn't go searching for material on this subject to read for pleasure or just randomly. This book does have good reviews though."
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    #12This Is Your Brain on Music

    This Is Your Brain on Music
    This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession is a non-fiction neuroscience book written by Daniel J. Levitin on the psychology of music. Published in 2006 by Dutton Adult.
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    Jason Duncan
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book makes you wonder and leave you amazed at what happens when you listen to music. I found it interesting because it is informative and a very fantastic book. I never put it down when I started reading because it was fun."
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    #13Brain Rules

    Brain Rules
    Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina is a non-fiction book that educates the readers on business and psychology.
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    Nancy Walsh
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you need a scan of cognitive science this book will keep you reading with it's fascinating information on the brain and practical benefits to taking care of our brains. It gives you the background on the brain so you can ruminate on the new advances on brain research. Any casual health reader would like this book."
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    #14The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    This Richard Dawkins' book on evolution explains how it is genes, rather than individuals, that are truly in charge of evolution of species, which would be the reason why two individuals who are very close genetically tend to act selflessly with the other. 

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    Edward Obrien
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I finally sat down and dug into this alternative presentation of genetics and evolution, and I must admit it is full of some interesting counter theories to commonly held beliefs on the subject. It just goes to show, we really don't know all the pieces to this puzzle yet. Great reading for anyone studying evolution and genetics. "
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    #15The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

    The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

    The Language Instinct: How The Mind Creates Language is a non-fiction book written by the acclaimed cognitive psychologist, Steven Pinker. It was first published in 1994, and it seeks to explain the intersection of language and the mind.

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    Jean Hall
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Want to read a compelling story about how our mind creates language? This is a good one. For sure fits the topics, however I believe science is mispelled."
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    #16The Blank Slate

    The Blank Slate
    The Blank Slate is a book by Steven Pinker. This book explains how the social influence makes us believe in a certain definition. It proposes that the mind is a blank slate that acquires its belief depending on the societal belief. 
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    Zachary Stewart
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I love reading books about cognitive scienve ,The Blank Slate is the best it explains how the social influence makes us believe in a certain definition"

Summary

Best What are the best books about cognitive scienve
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The End of CertaintyBooks 48 Paid
2Thinking, Fast and SlowBooks 44 Paid
3Creating Born CriminalsBooks 43 Paid
4Consciousness ExplainedBooks 42 Paid
5How to Analyze PeopleBooks 38 Paid
6The Psychopath WhispererBooks 38 Paid
7Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingBooks 36 Paid
8Puzzling PeopleBooks 33 Paid
9The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A HatBooks 33 Paid
10Metaphors We Live ByBooks 30 Paid
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