by Sebastian Seung
The Feeling of What Happens
by Antonio Damasio
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease
by Daniel Lieberman
The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution
by Joseph Henrich
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Neurological disorders lead to far more surreal stories than those we find in science fiction, argues University of California neuroscientist Bradley Voytek.