- Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain By Michael C. Corballis
- The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul By Dr Francis Crick
- I’m not stupid, just disabled: some serious chitchat about life after a stroke By Wolfgang Haufe
- The Human Brain: A Guided Tour By Professor Susan Greenfield
- The Brain That Changes Itself By Dr Norman Doidge
- The Most Human Human By Brian Christian
- Life in Physics By Lise Meitner
- Language as a Window into Human Nature: The Stuff of Thought By Steven Pinker
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot
- Fixing My Gaze By Professor Susan Barry
Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain
By Michael C. Corballis
Reviewed by Professor Michael C. Corballis, Cognitive Neuroscientist
It’s not often authors get the chance to review their own books, and I hardly know where to start. It’s my favourite book because it’s still available, and more sales can help a semi-retired academic continue to drink good wine.
I haven’t read the book myself, but those who have tell me it’s a great book to have by the bedside, probably because it can send you quickly to sleep. It’s also quite short, and doesn’t take up much room in either your luggage or your brain.
The beginning of the book also introduces a book published in 1891 by my great grandfather, James Henry Corballis, entitled Forty-five Years of Sport, which offers some great advice on golf, among other idle pursuits. You can still find this on Google, of which my great grandfather was a great fan. The family would be grateful if you would consider this one as well when making your purchases.