The 10 Best Books on Neuroscience of All Time

Neuroscience Books recommendation

In this article, I’ll discuss the 10 best books on Neuroscience that are very important for learning and understanding the human brain and its functionality.

“Neuroscience over the next 50 years is going to introduce things that are mind-blowing.”

David Eagleman

Our human brain is such an advanced and powerful natural machine by which we did not only understand the complicated things around us but also explore much the outer space. Humans also tried to understand themselves completely by the brain.

There is no doubt that we know a lot about our brain and our body in comparison to ancient times. The reason behind it is that today all subject is studied, experimented and explored as much as it could be. But there are some people who want to know more about neuroscience. How can they enhance their knowledge?

The best way is by studying books. But today there are thousands of books available on neuroscience that can confuse people as to which books they should take. So, don’t worry, we are going to mention those 10 best neuroscience books that will help a lot in understanding the human brain.

Are you curious to know about these books?

Okay, let’s start,

List of 10 Best Books on Neuroscience

The Brain That Changes Itself

AuthorNorman Doidge
Rating4.7 out of 5

Since Norman Doidge is himself a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, he has very good knowledge of neuroscience. His book “The Brain That Changes Itself” perfectly explains how the brain functions and how it adapts normally and under adverse conditions. If you want to understand the functionality of the brain and our nervous system, then the book is for you.

The Nocturnal Brain

AuthorDr. Guy Leschziner
Rating4.7 out of 5

Dr. Guy Leschziner’s “The Nocturnal Brain” is one of the best examples of neuroscience. This book is good for understanding how nightmares affect people and their lives and what the secret world of sleep is. Also, it is one of the rare books that adds something genuinely novel to popular scientific literature.

Apprentice to Genius: The Making of a Scientific Dynasty

AuthorMr. Robert Kanigel
Rating4.7 out of 5

After researching a lot, Mr. Robert Kanigel did monumental work on scientific mentoring in the form of “Apprentice to Genius“. It is a very informative book that introduces vivid portraits of aspiring scientists. In addition, it is well written and easy-to-understand the book. Anyone interested in the medical field can relate to it very easily.

Phantoms in the Brain

AuthorV. S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee, Oliver Sacks
Rating4.7 out of 5

Phantom in the Brain” tries to uncover the secrets behind the brain. After researching several people, the authors produced this informative book. The book explains all the factors that are responsible for any activity related to the brain. It is a very interesting and easy-to-understand book. Anyone with basic knowledge of medical science can understand it well.

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

AuthorJudith Grisel
Rating4.7 out of 5

Never Enough” by Judith Grisel is one of the best Neuroscience books that have a clear look at the experience of addiction and neuroscience. The author explained with diagrams what’s going on behind the scenes to cause addiction. Her book basically focuses on addiction and its effect on human brains.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

AuthorRobert M. Sapolsky
Rating4.6 out of 5

If you want to know more about ulcers and gastritis, then this book is for you. This is a very good note on issues related to stress which is the main point of this informative book. Furthermore, it is the point explanation of what is going on in your body in stressful situations. We can highly recommend this book to anyone curious about the cause of body and mind damage.

Neuroscience of Personality

AuthorDario Nardi
Rating4.6 out of 5

You must have thought about what is going on in your friend’s mind. Am I right? If you are curious to know what is going on in the minds of others, then this book is going to help you. “Neuroscience of personality” is a very knowledgeable book that gives us information about the minds of all kinds of people.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

AuthorOliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was a neurologist who wrote several different best-sellers that delved into further understanding the capacity of the human brain. Since it is a neuroscience book but still this book is good for understanding Neurology, Clinical Psychology, and Neuropsychology. The language of it is very simple and easy to understand. We recommend you to read this educative book.

The Tell-Tale Brain

AuthorV. S. Ramachandran
Rating4.5 out of 5

The Tell-Tale Brain” is an insightful look into the intriguing world of neuroscience and what makes us uniquely human. This book is a quest for knowledge. Through this informative book, the author skillfully walks the line between intriguing storytelling and detailed science in these readable tales of unusual patients.

Principles of Neural Science

AuthorEric Kandel, John D. Koester, Sarah H. Mack, Steven Siegelbaum
Rating4.3 out of 5

Principles of Neural Science” is one of the best books on neuroscience that is very informative, and considered as the Bible of Neuroscience. It comprehensively covers how the nerves, brain, and mind function. Moreover, the book helps in understanding the different forms of human memory. It is a well-written book that needs to be read.


These 10 neuroscience books will give you a lot of information about the brain and its function. If you are a person who wants to establish a career in neuroscience, these books will help a lot in achieving success in neuroscience. So, if you did not study any book mentioned above yet, go for these books and start studying. After studying these books, you will find that you don’t need any courses to learn neuroscience.

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