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  1. Essential Books 2 items
    Please make sure you can access either the 2014 or 2016 versions of the core text
    1. An introduction to brain and behavior - Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw, G. Campbell Teskey 2016

      Book Essential Reading This is the key textbook and all of the recommended readings come from this book. You don't need to buy both copies of this book! Purchase either the 2014 or the 2016 version

    2. An introduction to brain and behavior - Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw 2014

      Book Essential Reading This is the key textbook and all of the recommended readings come from this book. You don't need to buy both copies of this book! Purchase either the 2014 or the 2016 version

  2. Alternative general study books for biopsychology 4 items
    These books are very similar to the core text and are worth consulting if you want a different perspective on any aspect of the course. Sometimes a different book can explain a concept in a slightly different way that will work better for you.
    1. From neuron to brain - John G. Nicholls 2012

      Book  This is an excellent book if you like the more advanced technical side of neurones. Good for advanced reading but goes well beyond the scope of this module

    2. Biological Psychology - James Kalat 2015

      Book  This is a standard text for biopsychology in many institutions. Worth looking to get a different view on a topic.

    3. Psychobiology - Chris Chandler, British Psychological Society 2015

      Book  This book is written by a UK lecturer and is the BPS textbook for biopsychology. It is well worth looking at if you are finding something hard to follow in Kolb & Whishaw.

  3. Brain coloring books 2 items
    The books are a useful way to learn the various parts of the brain and nervous system and a socially acceptable reason for coloring things in over the age of 10.
    1. The human brain coloring book - Marian C. Diamond, Arnold B. Scheibel, Lawrence M. Elson 1985

      Book Background Reading

    2. Human Brain Student's Self-Test Coloring Book - Dr Joshua Gowin, Dr Wade Kothmann 2016

      Book 

  4. Book Review books 6 items
    The provisional book review books for this years coursework are below. Full details are on the Canvas module.
    1. Self comes to mind: constructing the conscious brain - Antonio R. Damasio 2012

      Book 

  5. General books in the area of biopsychology 9 items
    This is a selection of newer and classic books in the area of biopsychology. Useful reading if you want to know more about a certain area in depth, These are not textbooks but books by a particular author trying to sell you their argument. These are useful for getting a better understanding of an area and getting a more enthusiastic material on biopsychology than you'd usually get in a textbook.
    1. Oliver Sacks 3 items
      <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sacks">Oliver Sacks</a> (1933 - 2015) was a neurolgist who wrote some wonderful books about the patients he encountered and how the brain works
      1. Awakenings - Oliver Sacks 2011

        Book 

    2. Richard Dawkins 2 items
      <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dawkins">Richard Dawkins</a> has written some of the classic books on post Darwin genetics and evolutionary theory. The Selfish Gene is written for the interested lay person whilst the extended phenotype is more for psychologists and biologists (such as your self). You can't leave a degree in psychology without having read the Selfish Gene; for all its faults it was and is a game changer.
      1. The extended phenotype: the long reach of the gene - Richard Dawkins, Daniel Clement Dennett 2008

        Book  The Selfish Gene is written for the interested lay person whilst the extended phenotype is more for psychologists and biologists (such as your self). The book is dated now but still worth a read

      2. The selfish gene - Richard Dawkins 2006

        Book  This was originally published in 1976 and shows Darwin's 'Marmite' writing style at its best - people either love or hate him.

    3. Other books 4 items
      1. Nature via nurture: genes, experience and what makes us human - Matt Ridley 2004

        Book 

      2. The private life of the brain - Susan Greenfield 2001

        Book 

      3. Life's grandeur: the spread of excellence from Plato to Darwin - Stephen Jay Gould 1997, c1996

        Book