Note: this bibliography is restricted to published books; where possible the reader is encouraged to consult original reviews published as journal articles, many of which are available on the internet. The selection is a personal choice.
Ader, R., Felten, D.L. and Cohen, N. (1991) Psychoneuroimmunology, Second Edition. San Diego:
Academic Press. This remarkable and pioneering work describes at length, with many illustrative case studies, how brain perception can have immediate and long-lasting effects on the immune system. The treatment is scholarly and comprehensive but the book is very readable.
Bauman, M. and Kemper, T.L. (eds) (1994) The Neurobiology of Autism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins
University Press. A compendium of academic articles on diverse aspects of autism, from psychology to genetics. A second edition has been published in 2005.
Benton, A. (2000) Exploring the History of Neuropsychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. A masterly and unusual collection of key papers reflecting on the history and development of the field of neuropsychology; emphasizes unusual aspects of speech disorders and memory. Much of this material is accessible to the interested general reader.
Clarkson, T.W., Friberg, L., Nordberg, G.F. and Sager, P.R. (eds) (1986) Biological Monitoring of
Toxic Metals. New York: Plenum. A scientific treatise covering all aspects of tissue sampling and analysis for heavy metal contamination; for professionals.
Cohen, N.J. and Eichenbaum, H. (1993) Memory, Amnesia and the Hippocampal System. Cambridge,
MA: MIT. An introduction to the key issues surrounding the understanding of the limbic brain and its relationship to memory; aimed at graduate students and scientists but accessible to the informed reader.
Coleman, M. (ed) (2005) The Neurology of Autism. Oxford: Oxford University Press. A scientific compilation of articles covering brain anatomic features in autism, reversibility of the condition, and outlines of therapeutic approaches.
Crowcroft, P. (1966) Mice All Over. London: G.T. Foulis & Co. A brilliant anecdotal account of the complexities of rodent society. A must for students of all aspects of sociobiology but eminently accessible and informative for the general reader.
Delacour, J. (ed) (1994) The Memory System of the Brain. Singapore: World Scientific.
A scholarly compendium of articles on aspects of memory; the approach is philosophical and many of the articles have stood the test of time. For the student of memory function.
Denton, D. (1982) The Hunger for Salt. Berlin: Springer.
An extraordinary and outstanding treatise on all aspects of salt, from history to sociology to physiology. The central conjecture is that there is a specific motivation or hunger for salt consumption that