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This is not a comprehensive account of every book that contributed to the facts and ideas contained within Sort Your Brain Out, but these excellent, eye-opening books nonetheless come highly recommended and are all highly relevant to the subjects covered. List updated ahead of publication of 2nd edition on 13th April 2021


Aiken, M. The Cyber Effect, London: John Murray, 2017

Ariely, D. Predictably Irrational, London: HarperCollins, 2008


Arrowsmith-Young, B. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, London: Square Peg, 2012


Blackburn, E. and Epel, E. The Telomere Effect, London: Orion Spring, 2017

Bond M. The Power Of Others, London: Oneworld, 2015

Brockman, J. (ed.) Is The Internet Changing The Way You Think?, New York: HarperCollins, 2011


Buchanan, A. Better Than Human, New York: Oxford University Press, 2011


Christakis, N. A. and Fowler, J. H. Connected, London: HarperPress, 2010


Doidge, N. The Brain That Changes Itself, London: Penguin, 2007


Duhigg, C. The Power Of Habit, London: Random House, 2013

Greenfield, S. Tomorrow’s People, London: Penguin, 2004


Kahneman, D. Thinking, Fast and Slow, London: Penguin, 2012


Klingberg, T. The Overflowing Brain, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009


Lehrer, J. Proust Was A Neuroscientist, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007


Lehrer, J. The Decisive Moment, Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2009


Lehrer, J. Imagine, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

Lieberman, M. D. Social - Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect, Oxford: OUP, 2015


Martin, P. Counting Sheep, London: Flamingo, 2003


Montague, R. Your Brain Is (Almost) Perfect, London: Penguin, 2007


Mosconi, L. Brain Food, London: Penguin Life, 2019

Nutt, D. Drugs Without The Hot Air, Cambridge: UIT, 2012


Pentland, A. Social Physics, New York: Penguin, 2015

Rose, H. and Rose, S. Genes, Cells and Brains, London: Verso, 2012


Rose, S. Lifelines - Life Beyond the Gene, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997


Sharot, T. The Optimism Bias, London: Constable and Robinson, 2012


Thaler, R. H. and Sunstein, C. R. Nudge, London: Penguin, 2009

Turkle, S. Alone Together, New York: Basic Books, 2017

Walker, M. Why We Sleep, London: Penguin, 2018





(the following books were all discovered since writing our book but are all highly relevant and brilliantly written)


Davies, J. Cracked – Why Psychiatry Is Doing More Harm Than Good, London: Icon Books Ltd, 2013


Hurley, D. Smarter – the New Science of Building Brain Power, New York: Hudson Street Press, 2013

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