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7 Best Brain Health Books

Discover a wide selection of brain health books to boost your cognitive abilities, enhance memory, and improve overall mental well-being.


Keep Sharp

by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

4.7 (11366 reviews)

What is Keep Sharp about?

In this insightful guide, a renowned neurosurgeon shares practical strategies to enhance brain health and maintain cognitive sharpness throughout life. Drawing on scientific research and personal anecdotes, the author offers valuable tips on improving memory, focus, and overall brain function. From adopting a brain-healthy diet to engaging in regular exercise and managing stress, this book provides a comprehensive roadmap for anyone seeking to optimize their brainpower and age gracefully.

Who should read Keep Sharp

  • Individuals seeking to enhance their cognitive abilities and mental agility.

  • Older adults looking to maintain and improve their brain health.

  • Anyone interested in understanding the science behind brain function.


The Brain that Changes Itself

by Norman Doidge, M.D.

4.7 (4181 reviews)

What is The Brain that Changes Itself about?

"The Brain that Changes Itself" by Norman Doidge, M.D. explores the remarkable capacity of the human brain to adapt and rewire itself. Through a collection of captivating stories, Doidge delves into the frontiers of brain science, showcasing personal triumphs of individuals who have overcome various neurological challenges. This groundbreaking book sheds light on the plasticity of the brain and offers hope for those seeking to harness its transformative power.

Who should read The Brain that Changes Itself

  • Individuals interested in understanding the remarkable plasticity of the human brain.

  • People seeking inspiration from stories of personal triumph over neurological challenges.

  • Professionals in the field of brain science looking for groundbreaking research.


Grain Brain

by David Perlmutter, M.D., Kristin Loberg

4.6 (8526 reviews)

What is Grain Brain about?

In this eye-opening book, a renowned neurologist reveals the shocking impact of wheat, carbs, and sugar on our brain health. Exploring the connection between diet and cognitive decline, the author presents compelling evidence that these seemingly harmless ingredients are actually silent killers, contributing to conditions like Alzheimer's, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. With practical advice and scientific insights, this book empowers readers to make informed choices for a healthier brain and a better quality of life.

Who should read Grain Brain

  • Individuals interested in understanding the impact of wheat

  • carbs

  • and sugar on brain health.

  • Health-conscious readers seeking to uncover the hidden dangers of common dietary choices.

  • Those looking for a comprehensive guide to improving brain function through dietary changes.



by John J. Ratey, MD

4.6 (2835 reviews)

What is Spark about?

In this groundbreaking book, a renowned psychiatrist explores the powerful connection between exercise and the brain. Drawing on extensive research and real-life stories, the author reveals how physical activity can enhance cognitive function, improve mood, and even combat mental health disorders. With compelling evidence and practical advice, this book unveils the transformative potential of exercise, offering a revolutionary approach to optimizing brain health and overall well-being.

Who should read Spark

  • Fitness enthusiasts looking to understand the impact of exercise on the brain.

  • Students and educators interested in the connection between physical activity and cognitive function.

  • Individuals seeking to improve their mental health through exercise.


The XX Brain

by Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.

4.6 (974 reviews)

What is The XX Brain about?

"The XX Brain" by Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. is a groundbreaking book that explores the unique cognitive health challenges faced by women and provides empowering scientific insights to prevent Alzheimer's disease. With a focus on the female brain, the author delves into the impact of hormones, genetics, and lifestyle choices on cognitive health. This informative guide equips women with the knowledge and tools to maximize their brain health and protect against Alzheimer's.

Who should read The XX Brain

  • Women of all ages seeking to understand and optimize their cognitive health.

  • Healthcare professionals interested in the latest research on women's brain health.

  • Individuals with a family history of Alzheimer's disease looking for prevention strategies.


The Mind and the Brain

by Jeffrey Schwartz, Sharon Begley

4.6 (399 reviews)

What is The Mind and the Brain about?

"The Mind and the Brain" explores the fascinating concept of neuroplasticity and its implications for our understanding of the mind. Written by Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley, this thought-provoking book delves into the power of mental force in shaping our brain's structure and function. Through compelling research and real-life examples, it challenges traditional notions of the brain's fixed nature, offering a compelling argument for the transformative potential of our thoughts and actions.

Who should read The Mind and the Brain

  • Individuals interested in understanding the connection between the mind and the brain.

  • Neuroscientists and researchers seeking insights into neuroplasticity and mental force.

  • Those looking to harness the power of their minds for personal growth.


You, Happier

by Daniel Amen, M.D.

What is You, Happier about?

In this insightful book, a renowned neuroscientist, Daniel Amen, reveals the 7 neuroscience secrets that can help you achieve happiness based on your unique brain type. By understanding the intricate workings of your brain, you'll learn practical strategies to improve your mood, boost your energy, and enhance your overall well-being. With a blend of scientific research and practical advice, this book empowers readers to take control of their happiness and live a more fulfilling life.

Who should read You, Happier

  • Individuals seeking to understand the science behind happiness and improve their well-being.

  • Psychology enthusiasts interested in exploring the connection between brain types and happiness.

  • Those looking for practical strategies to enhance their happiness based on their unique brain type.